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This is a wonderful memoir that reads like a novel.
The first story--the story of a girl discovering herself and the world--is so beautifully written that it would stand alone as an insightful and poetic memoir.
Nonetheless, this gifted writer skillfully explores a wealth of keen observations to mold a cohesive sense of place and self.
Taber does an excellent job of capturing the experience of an American child raised overseas. She is an excellent writer and her memoir is a fascinating one.Published 5 months ago by Upeksa
As an American who has lived abroad for 40 years in Peace Corps as well as teaching in international schools (one of those Sara attended), I loved this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by R.L.D.
I was forced against my will to read this book. Naturally, my teach over analyzed this until it was painful. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Emmi
a wonderful telling of life as the child of a spy. without depending on high drama and action, the reader gets a strong sense of the politics and real lives our nations spy's. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Hilarie Burke
Taber's narrative invites the reader to experience her world from a child's eye, a world so foreign (literally & figuratively) to most of us that a lesser writer could not bridge... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Maria Gitin
The book is about her personal and family relationships, her generation, the way americans view their world. Sometimess too much detail.Published 20 months ago by maureen moran
OK, so I am the author's cousin... However, I found this book to be extremely well-written an touching. Read morePublished 23 months ago by C. Guernsey