Jan. 7

The Fool of the Family

Margaret Kennedy

Doubleday, Doran & Co.

Another Sanger Novel

Wilmington, Del.


Jan. 8

Girl Gangster

Jack Lait

Grosset & Dunlap

One of those racketeering gangster novels.

Phila. Pa.


Jan. 25


Donald Henderson (author of Louis Beretti)

Grosset & Dunlap

Female Louis Beretti – only not so good.

Wilm. Del.


Jan. 29

N. by E.

Rockwell Kent

Story of travel adventure, with woodcuts. Lovely.

Literary Guild

Wilm. Del.



Feb. 5

Back Street

Fannie Hurst

Cosmopolitan Book Co.

Very disagreeable & [sic] well written novel. Was Fannie getting back at the gentiles?

Wilm. Del.


Feb. 15

Ladies in Hades

Frederick Arnold Kummer

Amusing satire – after fashion of “House Boat on the Styx.”

Grosset & Dunlap

Train bet. Phila & W’ton


Feb. 15

The Power and the Glory [ii]

Walter Davenport & Robert B. Vale

Interesting Biography of Boies Penrose [iii]

Serial Collier’s Weekly

W’ton. Del.


Feb. 21

The Ugly Duchess

Lion Feuchtwanger

Historical Novel – or Biography

Grosset & Dunlap

Phila. Pa.



Feb. 26

Grand Hotel

Vicki Baum

Trans. by Basil Creighton

Doubleday, Doran & Co.

Marvelous piece of novel writing.

Phila. Pa.


March 1

The Last Days of Shylock

Ludwig Lewisohn

Harper Bros.

A rarely beautiful thing –history and fantasy woven into a perfect story.

W’ton. Del.


March 4

Fugitives of the Pearl

John H. Paynter

Associated Publishers

An interesting—if amateurish—historical narrative of some slaves in Wash. D.C. & the founding of some families.

Wilm. Del.



[i] It is unclear as to why Dunbar-Nelson moved ahead another ten pages in her pagination here, but it is possibly the result of another numbering error.

[ii] “Power and Glory.”

[iii] A United States Senator who represented Pennsylvania from 1897 to 1921.

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