Books: Between the Laundry-Lines

MAGNOLIA STREET — Louis Golding —Farrar & Rinehart ($2.50).*

Great oaks from little acorns grow, but great novels seldom grow from small potatoes. Latest literatus to attempt this particular impossibility is Author Golding who plants his small potatoes in neat rows on either side Magnolia Street. One row is Christian, one Jewish. Though each keeps its sprouting and blossoming pretty much to itself, the vines get tangled every now & then.

The most amiable entanglement takes place between Rose Berman. a Jewess, and John Cooper, a gentile sailor boy who loves her on leave and off. Their affair scandalizes the Jewish section, who...

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