At first glance, this book appears to be a classic ethnographic study of kinship among a minority group in the uplands of Laos; but it is much more. … Rosalie Stolz delivers a very intimate and self-reflective account of what kinship actually entails … [T]he author’s first monograph not only constitutes a significant contribution to Khmu and kinship studies in general, but it is also a vivid lesson of what ethnography should look like.