is a deeply moving, unconventional memoir by the master storyteller and
cultural anthropologist Ruth Behar. Through evocative stories, she
portrays her life as an immigrant child and later, as an adult woman who
loves to travel but is terrified of boarding a plane. With an open
heart, she writes about her Yiddish-Sephardic-Cuban-American family, as
well as the strangers who show her kindness as she makes her way through
the world. Watch the book trailer.
Nilo Cruz, author of Anna in the Tropics
and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has said "Ruth Behar takes
us deep into geographies she has charted, transcending anthropological
reportage and finding the poetry that is there not only in the places
she has mapped but also in history. She has written an observant and
surprisingly compassionate book, full of warmth. I enjoyed reading every
page; it is full of wisdom and devastating sincerity."
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