SUBURBIA: The Home That Jack Built

Photographs by BILL OWENS Unpaged. Straight Arrow. $15.00. $5.95 paperback.

The baby was born with a stainless-steel spoon in its mouth. It is still there, full of creamed corn, held by Mom, who is plump and pretty. Dad stands slight ly to the rear, a large drink held confidently against an incipient paunch. As gathered by the lens of Bill Owens' cam era, the scene is a family portrait abounding in casual miracles.

A molded plastic papoose is propped on what looks like an unscratchable table top whose resins have been stroked into a...

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