Books: Aleutian Honeymoon

PREKASKA'S WIFE—Helen Wheaton—Dodd, Mead ($3).

"You sure don't be de dype to seddle down in a hole like dis," said the Norwegian skipper gloomily as he watched pert, young Santa Fe Schoolteacher Helen Wheaton get ready to clamber over the side of his dinky schooner in Atka Harbor. As she said goodbye to the skipper and boarded the bobbing dory in which her bridegroom waited with open arms, Helen was thinking much the same thing.

"Nothing I write," says Author Wheaton in this light, gay record of her year-long (1935) honeymoon in the bleak Aleutians, "can possibly . . . show [me]...

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