Foreign Service author Marion Naifeh with her husband, diplomat George Naifeh.


Marion Naifeh’s Finding My Mother: The Red Box is the gripping story of a girl who loses her mother within weeks of being born in 1928 — and who learns almost nothing about her for almost 90 years, not until a red box full of memorabilia arrives unexpectedly in the mail. And the mother she finds is an altogether remarkable woman: a bold and adventurous traveler, a gifted writer and photographer, and an important early leader of the feminist movement in China.