Fiction: Recent Books: Nov. 1, 1937

LAUGHTER IN THE WEST—L. A. G. Strong—Knopf ($2.50). The third book in three weeks (others: Common Sense About Drama, The Minstrel Boy) from prolific Author Strong. A rugged romance, laid in the English Dartmoor country 50 years back, in which an earthy farm beauty, her rough-&-ready mother, her good, bad and indifferent suitors, a devil in a tree strive to outdo the violence of the landscape.

RUMBIN GALLERIES—Booth Tarkington —Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Booth Tarkington, turned 68 last July, can still turn out a book with pleasant facility, almost-patented grace. The present one, more a series of short stories than a connected...

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