Books: Lin Gossips

OUR FAMILY—Adet & Anor Lin, with Foreword by Me/me/'—John Day ($2).

Adet, Anor and Meimei (16, 13 and 8) are the daughters of Lin Yutang (The Importance of Living), that hard-working and engaging Chinese exponent of the leisurely life. Says doll-like Meimei, who is spoiled and collects stamps: "Father told Adet and Anor to write some diary. Soon they began to write and it became very good, so Father told them that maybe it can be published." A Chinese equivalent of the Abbe children's travel diaries, Our Family is more charming, thanks to the contributions of tomboy Anor. Anor's family and travel...

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