Born Under an Assumed Name was selected as a finalist for the 2012 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award.
Sara Taber's Interview on The Diane Rehm Show, March 13, 2012
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BORN UNDER AN ASSUMED NAME: The Memoir of a Cold War Spy's Daughter by Sara Mansfield Taber
Growing up in a string of different countries can be tough as well as exotic. Sara Mansfield Taber found the experience even more unsettling because she was the daughter of a covert CIA agent. In this moving, lyrical memoir, Taber captures the painful journey as she ― and her adored father ― struggle to understand who they are and what it means to be an American.
Advance Praise for BORN UNDER AN ASSUMED NAME: THE MEMOIR OF A COLD WAR SPY'S DAUGHTER...
The sensory and emotional detail of this memoir is as delicately wrought as bone china, yet saved from fragility by Sara Taber’s uncompromising journey deeper and deeper inward with every page...a beautiful, mysterious, and unexpectedly suspenseful story of the struggle to find a place in the world.
-William O’Sullivan, features editor, The Washingtonian Magazine
Sara Mansfield Taber has worked magic with this intoxicating memoir of her exotic childhood. With a child’s innocence and sensitivity, Sara composes her family’s haunting story, stroke by exquisitely beautiful stroke. This vibrant family portrait of love and heart-ache also reveals much about America—our passion, confusion, contradictions, and especially, the tragedy we bring upon the world despite our very best intentions.
-Mary Stucky,National Public Radio