Ever look at your shadow? Examine it closely and see humanity's silhouette... all who have gone before... all who will follow. Within these pages, Carol A. Scribner shepherds us to "small corners" — to faces and places — away from our synergies, energies, gadgets, and gains. Here are people living their lives, customs, and cultures as they have done for centuries. Scribner's work reminds us of anciently plain beauty... of why this beauty and people like those you will meet in the pages of this book must be preserved, caringly.

This book confirms that in my nearly four decades of news reporting from world capitals I missed the best story... our human family" in the small corners."

Bernard Shaw, CNN Anchor/retired
Washington, DC