Books: So Little to Say

B.F.'s DAUGHTER (439 pp.)—John P. Marquand—Little, Brown ($2.75).

Shortly before Pearl Harbor, Pulitzer Prize Novelist John P. Marquand remarked: "These are hard times for a writer to find anything to write about because the world is changing so fast that any contemporary subject is likely to be outdated by the time it is published." That didn't prevent him from writing the best-selling So Little Time. Nor does it now keep him from using the very confusions induced by a fast-changing world as the theme of his new novel, B.F.'s Daughter. It might well have...

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