Books: Nebraska Plain

THE HOME PLACE—Dorothy Thomas — Knopf ($2.50).

The Youngs were plain Nebraska farmers. Old Grandpa Young had raised three healthy sons and always managed to keep a roof over his head and remember to say grace even at breakfast. Grandma Young had always regretted that she did not have a daughter to sew for. Even Great-Grandma Young remained on the scene, a little feebleminded, imagining visitors were long-dead members of her family.

Tom, the oldest boy, had married a hard working farm girl and was doing well with a place down the road. Ralph had...

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