Photograph of Flory Rosario Woodman & Betsy Woodman courtesy of the author.
My heroine, Jana Bibi (Janet Louisa Caroline Elizabeth MacPherson Laird) has been a missionary wife, a dance musician, and violin tutor to a princely Indian family. Now, in the early 1960s, she makes her home in a picturesque but ramshackle house in the Himalayas.
You may ask what went into her story, aside from curried eye of newt and toe of frog samosas?
Many of the sights, sounds, situations, and speech rhythms came from memories of the ten years I ...