Recent Books: FICTION

MISS SUSIE SLAGLE'S — Augusta Tucker — Harper ($2.50). A first novel of life among medical students at Johns Hopkins, 1912-1916, written with honest knowledge of the place and a brand of sentiment exactly suggestive of the time. Typical of Author Tucker's reverent gusto: a scene in which a young student at an autopsy is struck by the glowing beauty of lungs and intestines.

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY — W. Somerset Maugham — Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). Melodrama within melodrama, made credible by Maugham's professional slickness, Christmas Holiday describes the shattering Paris holiday of a...

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