BORN IN PARADISE by Armine von Tempski
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A glowing picture of a childhood in Hawaii, with the home base on the 60,000 acre ranch managed by the author's father. The pages are filled with horses, cattle, paniolos (cowboys), visiting bigwigs, native feasts and ceremonies, local history and scandal -- a life balanced between the correctness demanded by her mother and the freedom offered by her father. Freedom won, with her mother's death, and she and the rest of the children shared in roundups, exploration, travel, polo, horse racing --good times and bad. It is a chronicle lovingly, glitteringly and sometimes effusively done, but it has the brilliant light of the place itself that should commend it to those seeking escape reading of a new sort, to those who know and love Hawaii, and to those wishing a warm-hearted record of an idyllic childhood.

Pub Date: Oct. 25th, 1940
Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce