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There are many by-products of having a book privately printed, but one form of serendipity as delightful as it is unexpected is discovering what a skillful craftsman of bookmaking may have in the way of stock on hand. Strangers from all parts of the compass have come to the Prairie Press in Iowa City to have their books made. A very remarkable one is Frank Luther Mott's Five Stories. Readers of anthologies of short stories and perhaps other omniverous and perceptive students of belles-lettres will be aware that his tale entitled "The Man With the Good Face" has been included in most contemporary American anthologies of the short story. This must be a remarkable batting average, since according to the author he has published in his whole life only five short stories, the ones included in this charming book. In these several stories he deals with blindness, death, frustration, with
Bean WB. Five Stories.. Arch Intern Med. 1963;112(3):445. doi:10.1001/archinte.1963.03860030199035