Part memoir, part travel book, Lost Among the Baining looks back with wry humor on a field trip I took with my husband to live with the Baining, an isolated people in Papua New Guinea. Many people warned us against this trip--but this was 1969, and we were too young to take anyone's advice. The Baining, with their enigmatic culture, upended our lives and haunted us for years. We viewed the experience as a fiasco. But decades later, we returned to these people who had changed our lives, and found a new ending to the story.
Reviewers have called the book "provocative," "inspiring," "compulsively readable," and "laugh-out-loud funny."
Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork is available in hardcover and Kindle from Amazon. It's also available as an ebook from Smashwords.
My essays, columns, and book reviews have appeared in many publications, and my previous books are: Faint Praise: The Plight of Book Reviewing in America, and Other People's Mail: An Anthology of Letter Stories.
I was born in New York City and I now live with my husband in Cambridge, MA and winter in Sanibel, FL where--when I'm not writing--I spend my time reading, gardening, and observing the magnificent wildlife.
Connect with me on social media:
Friend me on Facebook
Visit my Facebook Book Page
Follow me on Twitter
Connect with me on Linkedin
Find me on Smashwords
Read my travel book reviews on my blog: TraveLit