Books: New Novels

WE RIDE A WHITE DONKEY—George Panefta—Harcourf, Brace ($2).

When he was twelve, George Caparuta "used to go to Papa's shop and pat all the dress dummies on the behind" because at that age "there was no difference between them and the real girls." The same sense of values and propriety remains with George throughout this hilarious account of misadventures that befall him and his equally uninhibited family in an Italian colony on Manhattan's East Side.

FURLOUGH—Franz Hoellering — Viking ($2.50).

A war-warped, Nazi-indoctrinated soldier at the Russian front goes A.W.O.L. by shooting a comrade and...

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