Books: Yukon Honeymoon

WE LIVE IN ALASKA—Constance Helmericks—Little, Brown ($3).

When seven-year-old Connie was asked what she was going to be when she grew up, she answered: "Explorer." Later, at the University of Arizona in 1941, she met, and later married, adventurous, 23-year-old Bud Helmericks, an Arizona hunter who could handle a boat as smartly as he could bring down a wild duck. He wanted his new wife to become "a killer of bears." One hour after their wedding, Bud and Connie boarded a ship for Alaska, bent on a canoe trip down the Yukon, third longest...

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