LOVE AND MARRIAGE brought American anthropologist Elizabeth L Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own living among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself.
“Elizabeth Enslin is a daring original, both in life and on the page. While the Gods Were Sleeping is a love story, an adventure narrative, and an anthropological study… Sharply observant and full of wisdom.”
-ALDEN JONES, author of The Blind Masseuse
“A fascinating memoir written with such clarity and honesty that it’s like taking a years-long trip through a little-known part of Nepal, far from the glamour and tourists of Kathmandu.”
-PAMELA J. OLSON, author of Fast Times in Palestine
“If this fascinating, important story doesn’t draw you into Enslin‘s telling of her time in Nepal, then the beautiful, moving prose will.”
-KERRY COHEN, author of Seeing Ezra