Books: Success Story

IMITATION OF LIFE—Fannie Hurst—Harper ($2.50).

Bea was the only child of hard-working parents in Atlantic City, who had to take in a boarder to make ends meet. To contemplate the long, hard road between Bea and her destined summit would dismay most authors, but not energetic Fannie Hurst, who loves nothing better than building up material careers in print. As a starter, Bea was persuaded to marry the middle-aged boarder. With her mother dead, her father helpless from a stroke, her husband (insufficiently insured) killed in a train wreck, a baby and no prospects, it might look to the reader as if...

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