I'm looking for a book that I half-read when I was in high school in the early '90s. I believe it was published in 1990 or 1991.
It was about an alien female who was found on a newly discovered planet. Archaeologists found hieroglyphs on the planet. An expert in hieroglyphics was hired to communicate with the alien. If I remember correctly, the book cover shows the young alien fully clothed with long fingers.
I would really appreciate it if someone can name the book and author.