05-27-2013 06:58 PM
Hello, the very first book that sparked my love of reading has been nagging me to find it again.
Here is what I remember:
I must have read it sometime between 1982-86.
What I remember is this:
A father, who was an archaeologist, took his daughter with him to the jungle (the Amazon jungle, maybe?) as he explores a cave that interested him. Something happens, a cave collapse perhaps, and he dies in there, and his young daughter must survive in this jungle by herself. What I recall strongly, was that she had met a young black boy in the jungle, and he showed her how to take some soft bark (or something!) and taught her how to use it as a feminine napkin. She had just started her first period, in this jungle, and was freaking out, not realizing it was natural, and along comes this young boy, with a language she cannot speak, yet he shows her how to fashion a napkin of some sort, so absorb her flow...
That is all I can remember of the book!! It struck my heart because at the time I read it, I too had just come into the age of womanhood.
I sure wish I could find this book again! My mom got it at the library. It was an adult fiction novel, hardback. It was most likely on the bestseller list, because those were the books she went for.
It seemed like the author had a simple common American name, something like Scott or I don't know... I've been doing web searches for days now, and coming up with nothing.
If anyone can help, I'd be so happy!!
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05-28-2013 02:42 PM
06-01-2013 07:43 PM
OMG that is the book!!!!!!!!!! OH THANK YOU SO MUCH! You don't know how much this means to me, really!!! I can't say thank you enough!!! My God, I've been searching for the book for nearly 3 decades now. You are incredible!! THANK YOU!!!!