Books: Plain People

THE FOLKS—Ruth Suckow—Farrar & Rinehart ($3).

Last week irrepressible Publisher "Johnny" Farrar announced Ruth Suckow's The Folks as ''a great American novel." His pride was pardonable, if a little exaggerated. A better book than Main Street, The Folks comes as near the indefinable quality of greatness as an honest story about plain people ever can. Most of its readers will feel that "great" should be applied only to a deeper or a higher theme than Author Suckow's, but few will deny the real worth of this solid masterpiece. Coming too late to...

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