The only reason for my giving it four and not five stars is that it develops rather slowly with too much deviation and detail. On the other hand, the details are interesting, giving a good insight into a life or a world alien to most modern Westerners. I would give ten stars for her integrity, perseverance and character. In spite of all of the detail of extended family members and detail of clan and culture, I nevertheless did not skip ahead. I read every single word and I highly recommend it!