SARA MANSFIELD TABER is a literary journalist and holds a BA from Carleton College, an MSW from the University of Washington, and a doctorate from Harvard University. She is the author of Dusk on the Campo: A Journey in Patagonia (Henry Holt, 1992), Of Many Lands: Journal of a Traveling Childhood (Foreign Service Youth Foundation, 1999), and Bread of Three Rivers: The Story of a French Loaf (Beacon, 2002). Her memoirs and essays have been published in the Southwest Review and the Washington Post and produced for National Public Radio. She has taught at the Johns Hopkins University and currently teaches at the Bethesda Writer's Center and at the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is married with two children and lives in the Washington, D.C., area.
-A gorgeous and shocking tale . . . Taber's poetic, vivid language bathes us in cultural beauty and harsh realities, her psychological insights into the costs of a clandestine life are fascinating, and her ability to electrify history during the era of 'red devils' make this memoir a sizzling read.---Carole Geithner, author of If Only--Carole Geithner