OLD MAN GREENLAW Kenneth Payson Kempton Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50). An amiable tale of crotchety down-East characters, complete with quirks, cranks, wiles.
IN DUBIOUS BATTLE John Steinbeck Covici, Friede ($2.50). Strike melodrama, fought with a fairly straight Left. Much more impressive performance than his overrated Tortilla Flat.
THE BALCONY Adrian Bell Simon & Schuster ($2.50). Minor-keyed, well-written story of English childhood; easier to take than Proust but not nearly so effective.
DARBY AND JOAN Maurice Baring Knopf ($2). Superficially serene tale of an aristocratic...