Books: Good Clean Fun

THE BRIGHT SANDS (254 pp.)—Robert Lewis Taylor—Doubleday ($3.50).

For a nation that enjoys humor, the U.S. gets mighty little in its fiction, and things are apt to get worse before they get better. That is enough to make book news of the latest volume by Robert Lewis Taylor, a profile writer for The New Yorker and, most recently, a biographer of W. C. Fields and Winston Churchill. The Bright Sands offers a good share of laughs, plus a steady run of chuckles and a warm feeling for the human race.

Out on Cape Cod Novelist Taylor finds just the setting and the people...

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