An aesthetic awareness, and a nostalgic affection color this account of an Army officer's year spent among the Macris of New...

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An aesthetic awareness, and a nostalgic affection color this account of an Army officer's year spent among the Macris of New Zealand, that darker race living in complete harmony and without discrimination in a white country. Taken in and given the run of the house by hospitable Hopaea and her daughters, Zimmerman learned by personal contact the qualities of this people, their youth and grace and dignity, the strong ancestral and communal tradition, their pride in their culture and their customs, their warmth -- and charm. Traveling through Maori country brought further evidence of this, and eventually his love affair with Te Aroha, heightened the meaning of his stay...A personal experience, given a certain wider implication in its evidence of respect and compatibility between races. I question, however, a wide general interest.

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1946