Books: Little Precious

THE LONELY HUNTER

by VIRGINIA SPENCER CARR 600 pages. Doubleday. $12.50.

Her eyes were black and fierce below the camouflage of little-girl bangs. They seemed curiously separate—not quite a matching pair. By the age of 13 she had reached a height of 5 ft. 8½ in., and lest the home-town folks of Columbus, Ga., think she was one of them, Lula Carson (as she was baptized) wore knee socks and tennis shoes while the other Southern teenie-belles were wearing heels. The opening lines of Carson McCullers' most famous work, The Member of the Wedding, can...

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