Books: Recent Fiction, Oct. 15, 1945

NOT IN OUR STARS — Josiah E. Greene —Macmillan ($3).

Those who look upon the morning milk as one wholesome symbol of purity in an otherwise sullied world may not feel quite the same after reading this book. A long, character-full novel of rancor, frustration, and sex in a commercial dairy, by Sergeant Josiah E. Greene, 34, ex-writer of pulp thrillers and children's stories, Not in Our Stars has won the $2,500 Macmillan Centenary Award. With an impressively technical knowledge of modern milk-producing, a smooth, unpretentious narrative style, and a good ear for dialogue,...

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