The House That Nino Built


byGiovanni Guareschi. Farrar, Straus & Young, $3.00.
Mr. Guareschi’s adventures with his family and his new house are every bit as lively as his tales ol Don Camillo, even more charming, and confirm my own suspicion that the traditional authority of Continental husbands is so much myth and moonshine. Mr. Guareschi fights a gallant, comic, hopeless battle to maintain mere equality with his ingenious wife, his unpredictable son, and his small daughter-as formidable a brat as ever drove a father to the typewriter.