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The Wild Olive

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The Wild Olive is written by Basil King. From the opening chapter it seizes the reader's attention, and this grip isn't released until the last word is said. It is--above all else--a remarkably human story.

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The Lilac Sunbonnet

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The Lilac Sunbonnet is written by Samuel Rutherford Crockett. "Mr. Crockett's 'Lilac Sun-Bonnet' 'needs no bush.' Here is a pretty love tale, and the landscape and rural descriptions carry the exile back into the Kingdom of Galloway. Here, indeed, is the scent of bog-myrtle and peat. After inquiries among the fair, I learn that of all romances, they best love, not 'sociology,' not 'theology,' still less, open manslaughter, for a motive, but, just love's young dream, chapter after chapter. From Mr.

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Desert Love

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Desert Love is written by Joan Conquest. The magic of the desert night had closed about them. Cairo, friends,--civilization as she knew it--were left far behind. She, an unbeliever, was in the heart of the trackless wastes with a man whose word was more than law. And yet, he was her slave! "I shall ask nothing of you until you shall love me," he promised.

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Peg O' My Heart

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Peg O' My Heart is written by J. Hartley Manners. Happy but poor, Peg O'Connell lives in an Irish fishing village with her loving father -- until one day she learns that she is a wealthy heiress! There are conditions attached to her inheritance, however: she must leave her home to live in England, and her father must agree to never see his beautiful daughter again.

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The Key to Yesterday

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The Key to Yesterday is written by Charles Neville Buck. The story of a man to whom life was literally "a dream and a forgetting." Through an accident and robbery he forgets his past and even his name, and the only clue he has to his lost identity is a rusty key left upon his person.

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Beauty--and Mary Blair

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Beauty--and Mary Blair is written by Ethel M. Kelley. One of those rare first novels of supreme individuality that come to a publisher only once in a blue moon, and that seem to strike an entirely new note in contemporary fiction. It is an ultra-modern story of a New York girl who in her innocence and desire to be a good sport, skims the very verge of the abyss without actually going over.

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The Perfume of Eros

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The Perfume of Eros is written by Edgar Saltus. A story of the love affairs of half a dozen of the rich leisure class of New York City. The perfume of Eros is love, and love--or so-called love and its consequences--make the plot. Some of the characters lead "hard" lives in every meaning of the word.

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Miss Billy Married

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Miss Billy Married is written by Eleanor Hodgman Porter. "Although Pollyanna is the only copyrighted glad girl, Miss Billy is just as glad as the younger figure and radiates just as much gladness. She disseminates joy so naturally that we wonder why all girls are not like her."

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Lady Rose's Daughter

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"We touch regions and attain altitudes which it is not given to the ordinary novelist even to approach."

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The Glory of the Conquered

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Karl and Ernestine Hubers are quite different in interest and temperament, but their whirlwind courtship and happy marriage prove to the world that they are mature and happy people capable of handling their diverse personalities.

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