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HEARTH IN THE SNOW

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A very friendly account of six years of living in the Arctic that deals with the experiences of a young couple who came to honeymoon and stayed to teach. How the friendliness of the Aleuts and Eskimos won them, how they met the challenges and ordeals of their new land and life, how they developed from cheechakos to old timers -- is part of the story, as are the sketches of the world of great storms, of isolation and the hungers that winter brought, of the hunting and the dogs, of the dependence on airplanes and courageous pilots. They took care of medicine and nursing in person and through radio contacts; they picked every visitor's brain for all kinds of emergencies; they had a premature daughter who helped to link them closer to Bristol Village and all its people. As school teachers they became the mama and papa of all the children and faced all their problems of health and education. It makes quite a story for Outsiders and will remind its readers perhaps of Wilderness Wife in its unfolding of personal, modern pioneering history.

Pub Date: Feb. 18th, 1952
Publisher: Wilfred Funk