Books: Modern Monks

THE HILL OF HAPPINESS— George N. Bhuster—Appleton ($1.75), The Franciscan monastery of these quaint tales might as well be in Renaissance Perugia as where it is in fact, modern California. Ineredible as it may seem, no modern note steals in, unless a circus, wet concrete or an ichthyosaurus may be called modern. St. Bonaventure's is as little concerned with the outside world as it is with the early lives of its members — now all disguised as Brother Benedict, Brother Cosmos and the like (no Brothers Pete, Mike, Joe or Henry). The village,...

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