A resilient account of the here today- gone tomorrow Wittes, from the time when Eva met and married Boris, a Russian born...

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A resilient account of the here today- gone tomorrow Wittes, from the time when Eva met and married Boris, a Russian born baron and a fairly sudden character, in wartime Washington. Boris' nostalgia for Mongolia took them to Anchorage, Alaska, where they introduced plumbing and electricity to a Quonset hut. Some imaginative gestures towards earning a living (caviar; killing wolves) ended in the reality of a furniture factory, and an impromptu decision to leave took them to Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire (a site selected at random from the Atlas). The snow and solitude of the first winter there; the natural barriers of the natives towards the transplants; a brief flurry in the gift business- and then a more settled enterprise in boats- then Wittes achieved a free and casual life and with a handsome offer for their house, were ready to move on.... A gay narrative of a pair who found all the world their oyster (without pearls- theirs is a continuously disastrous economy) this is probably pleasanter to read about than live through and offers easy entertainment.

Pub Date: March 18, 1954

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Publisher: Little, Brown

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1954