Here's a book that might well be made the basis for a woman's club study group, if you could persuade them to take the work of a number of writers who reflected a particular phase of American fiction. The author (himself a teacher) has selected eight contemporary writers, -- Dos Passos, Hemingway, Faulkner, Wolfe, Cald-well, Marquand, Farrell and Stainback. He has approached them through their work, analyzing their particular contributions to the development of American literature, tracing trends and characteristics through their own works. He feels that they represent their period, that they accept the challenge of the significance of social commentary, preoccupation with character rather than plot, supported by artistic integrity and maturity. A very valuable book in its field.