A STRANGER CAME TO PORT by Max Miller
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A STRANGER CAME TO PORT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Quiet, homely, effective in understatement -- one of those books for a rather specialized market. Max Miller has built up a market. This is one of his best. The story of a man who escapes a life of standardization and conformity to a family and a community, and spends a year on the waterfront in the southwest, enjoying the simplicity of life on a houseboat with Lobster Johnny. From bums and derelicts and other associates of the beaches, he learns the value of tolerance, ease, peace and nature. It is a new way of life, expressing the communal spirit without the demands and obligations -- a valuable experience. An accident brings it to an end, and he is faced with the need to return to his old groove. Terse, vigorous bits of writing, some humor, genuineness.

Pub Date: Oct. 14th, 1938
Publisher: Reynal & Hitchcock