National Geographic : 1941 Feb
BOOKS YOU WILL SOON BE READING _ they are all Book-of- the-Month Club Choices... Ernest Hemingway's new Margaret Armstrong in William Saroyan's new book, Franz Werfel's new novel, Willa Cather's new novel, novel, FOR WHOM THE BELL TRELAWNY has written a bi- MY NAME IS ARAM, is a de- EMBEZZLED HEAVEN, is the SAPPHIRA AND THE SLAVE TOLLS, is the Club's Novem- ography of "one of the most lightful puckish picture of a Club's December book-quiet, GIRL, is her first book in five her choice. No book in recent genuineoriginalsofourrace"; small boy which, we have a deeply thoughtful, "a mag- years. The scene is pre-Civil years has received such uni- it was our October choice, and hunch, may go the way of nificent character study" of a War Virginia; "indubitably versal and warm praise from is rising swiftly on all best- Clarence Day's Life With lowly woman that leaves one as good a decade hence as to all critics. seller lists. Father. comforted and inspired, day." Hans Zinsser's book, AS 1 Jan Struther, with MRS. REMEMBER HIM, was a Club MINIVER, is a new author to choice just prior to his death; Americans-instantly and if any book deserves its pres- widely introduced, as so many ent place, among the top best- authors have been in the past, sellers in the nation, it is this. when her book was chosen. Gontran de Poncins, a Van Wyck Brooks' NEW ENG Frenchman, has written KAB- LAND: INDIAN SUMMER, is, LOONA, an extraordinary book in the opinion of many, even about Eskimos-beautifully more absorbing than The translated and strikingly illus- Flowering of New England. trated.It will appear very soon. It was the September choice. 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