Books: Open Wound

DORA (224 pp.) — Eleanor Green —'Doubleday ($2.50).

As a little girl Dora could never find a shell in 'which to hide. "Everything was difficult: there was a moral issue involved in almost every yes or no." Her mother was as charming and resourceful as Dora was gauche and indecisive; and her father . . . well, he was nowhere in sight. Dora suffered more than she knew from the absence of a strong masculine center in the family, who might have balanced her bafflingly cool and competent mother.

What happened to Dora when she...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!