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Foreign Correspondence (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Foreign Correspondence - Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series Author:Geraldine Brooks As a young girl in a working-class neighborhood of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to discover the places where history happens and culture comes from, so she enlisted pen pals who offered her a window on adolescence in the Middle East, Europe, and America. Twenty years later Brooks, an award-winning foreign correspondent, embarked on... more » a human treasure hunt to find her pen friends. She found men and women whose lives had been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness. Intimate, moving, and often humorous, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet heart of every girl who has ever yearned to become a woman of the world.« less
This is an EXCELLENT memoir - I really enjoyed reading about the author's correspondence as a young girl and teenager, and then her insightful tracking of the people some twenty/thirty/forty years later. She had penpals all around the world, which launched her into a yearning for the foreign correspondence career that she eventually chose. Good read.