Books: Came, Didn't Get It

GIANT (447 pp.)—Edna Ferber—Doubleday ($3.95).

For more than a quarter of a century Novelist Edna Ferber has specialized in just one kind of book—the bestseller. Whether she writes about the Midwest (So Big), the Northeast (American Beatify), or the Northwest (Come and Get It), the result is the same: a blend of regionalism and superslick storytelling that guarantees the bookseller some of his happiest moments. In all fairness, she gives her faithful reader full money's worth as well. Consistent old pro that she is, Author Ferber has undoubtedly done it again at 65 with...

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