We seem to be going in for brothers. This is written by the brother of Oliver LaFarge -- and surprisingly enough, is a novel of rural Rhode Island, written in verse. It's not startling good verse, but it speeds along and the story carries itself, without benefit of a normal medium. A whole community takes shape, drawn together or thrust apart by the threat and completion of the sale of land that touches them all, materially or emotionally. The form in which the story is told lends perhaps something of poignancy to the substance and emotions.