Mabel Leigh Hunt has written good fiction and non-fiction for both the 8 to 11 and 12 to 16 groups and now her account of a Latvian family from its pre-war life near Riga to war- forced emigration to Indiana, has all the moments of gaiety, sadness, terror and relief that befall an earnest people. Mamina and Tevs, a Riga engraver, are mother and father to Marga and Astra and aunt and uncle to their many cousins. They have a farm outside the city and the description of their life there is warm and detailed. With the onslaught of both German and Russian armies, there is a clear outline of political feelings, and, with the subsequent move to a German factory town, the bereavement typical of a kind of family America was soon to know well- the D.P. For her study the author made friends with just such people, and her wish to convey them just as they are, shows in her work.