FICTION: Recent & Readable, Apr. 9, 1945

PATRICK HENRY AND THE FRIGATE'S KEEL—Howard Fast—Duell, Sloane & Pearce ($2.50). Twelve stories of frontier life and Revolutionary incident told by the author of The Unvanquished and Citizen Tom Paine with convincing authenticity.

THEY WALK IN DARKNESS—Ellen C. Philtine—Liveright ($2.50). In New York's fictional Farland State Hospital for the insane, a young doctor and his artist wife find disillusionment in the venality of staff doctors and mistreatment of patients. Dickensian revelations that will inevitably recall the shocking conditions uncovered by Governor Dewey's investigations.

DAYSPRING—Harry Sylvesfer—Appleton-Century ($2.75). An introspective, cynical anthropologist...

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