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The author of Time Out Of Mind, the booksellers' selection for the most distinguished novel of 1935, ranks a place in this section on ""expectations"". This new novel, written in collaboration with her husband, takes its place on its own merits. Possibly it cannot be compared fairly, for it is a wholly different type of novel, -- primarily a story, where the other was primarily a psychological study of a woman's growth and development. But on its own ground, it is a rattling good tale, a new twist to an old story, well told and sustaining interest to the last, an agreeably surprising end. A young couple, a bit fed up with routine and following the family expectations, out loose and put all their eggs in one basket -- the hope of success in the literary end of Hollywood. This is the story of their experience -- a sort of Little Man, What Now? -- Hollywood edition. An easy book to sell -- an easy book to read. Rachel Field has a wide audience. This should appeal to them. The Hollywood on the fringe atmosphere has a tinge of personal experience. One wonders?

Pub Date: Nov. 2nd, 1937
Publisher: Macmillan