Books: Really Rosie Monkeys

by Susan Minot Dutton/Lawrence; 159 pages; $15.95

The monkeys are the seven Vincent children: Caitlin, Sophie, Delilah, Gus Jr., Sherman, Chicky and Minnie, the youngest. Their father, Augustus Paine Vincent, a banker and yacht-club member, has the low profile of old-line Boston. He is the weak silent type and a heavy drinker. His wife, and mother of the brood, is the former Rose Marie O'Dare, Irish Catholic and a fine choice. One suspects that the Vincent bloodline had thinned since the days of the vigorous Yankee traders and that Rose Marie brought an unaffected vitality to the clan. She makes babies as easily as some people make friends;...

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