Books: The Summer of '28

DANDELION WINE

by RAY BRADBURY 269 pages. Knopf. $7.95.

Burn all high school yearbooks, tell loathsome lies to old roommates who telephone after 20 years, on pain of black despair avoid sentimental journeys to childhood beer gardens, and never, never reread Look Homeward, Angel. But here comes Science Fiction Writer Ray Bradbury's magical boyhood novel Dandelion Wine, republished in a new edition after 19 years. Is its magic powerful enough to make it young again, or is its neck corded and scrawny in the collar of that new dust jacket?

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