Cynthia Abbott

A True-To-Life Peek Into A Different Time and Place

5 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

Between such well known books such as Michener's "Hawaii" and Kingsolver's "The Poisonwood Bible", missionary work  has provided the raw material for fascinating fiction. This enjoyable memoir of a real "missionary kid" shares the true life experiences behind such fiction, as experienced by a child of protestant missionaries to India in the 1930's, 40's and 50's. From bedbugs and roundworms to servants and world travel, from deep family ties to years away at boarding school, this memoir highlights how the life work of their parents affected the lives of missionary kids, in both positive and potentially negative ways. I highly recommend this well written and entertaining autobiography.