Books: Budget Book

IF I HAVE FOUR APPLES — Josephine

Lawrence—Stokes ($2.50).

A novel can be made to tell almost anything, from the subconscious thoughts of a sleeping postman (James Joyce's Work in Progress) to how to mind the baby (Viña Delmar's Bad Girl). Josephine Lawrence's novels tell how the wolf can sneak up to a middle-class door, gobble up plain everyday householders before they know it. Years Are So Long (TIME, July 9, 1934) showed that there is often no home for the aged, even if they have done more with their youth than gather rosebuds. If I Have Four Apples neatly demonstrates how...

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