Books: Destination: Hammock

PARIS ORIGINAL (340 pp.)—Alexandra Orme—Houghton Miffliin ($3.50)

DESPERATE SCENERY (302 pp.)—Elliot Paul—Random House ($3.75)

Some books are destined, not for the ages, but for the nearest hammock. Elliot Paul's Desperate Scenery and Alexandra Orme's Paris Original are light summer fare, earmarked for twin hammocks stamped "His" and "Hers." Author Paul who often as not writes about Paris, this time has written an autobiographical boy-faces-life yarn set in the remote reaches of 1910 Idaho and Wyoming. Authoress Orme's novel is a girl-meets-love story set in the feline, high-fashion world of postwar Paris. Each book...

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