Glittenberg, Transcultural Nursing in Guatemala
A 5 page book review of Jody Glittenberg’s text To the Mountain and Back, The Mysteries of Guatemalan Highland Family Life (1994, Waveland Press), which describes how the author’s understanding of this culture evolves from her visits to Guatemala, which took place in the 1970s, first as a missionary nurse, and then as an anthropology student conducting an ethnographic research project. This is a fascinating book that gives any reader insight into the lives of poor agrarian population struggling for existence within context of a developing country. Glittenberg’s first-person narrative style creates a highly readable account, which allows the reader to learn along with the author as she relates her experiences in chronological order. No additional sources cited.