Some of you -- and some of your customers -- may remember a very significant collection of short stories entitled Poor Women which was published eight or ten years ago by Harper. This is, to our knowledge, the first appearance of Norah Hoult in this country since that time, this time with a novel. She can write -- the novel shows a logical growth in expansion of plot values, in characterizations beyond simply the central figures. The story --that of an Irish cattle dealer's family in Dublin -- has certain elements (not the humor) of Enchanted Winter. In a gentle way, by suggestion rather than direct attack, the Roman Catholic Church comes in for its share of criticism, and this -- unless it starts controversy -- may limit your market. It's a good tale, however, and deserves far more attention than the run-of-the-mill novel, into which class it would never fit.