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...

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