Sharon S. reviewed The Syringa Tree on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Set in South Africa, the story is from the perspective of a young girl. It does include some strong language at points, but it is not gratuitous -- but would be inappropriate for a younger audience, even though the reading level is not so advanced. The novel deals with themes of racial relations and discovering a sense of 'home'. It is highly autobiographical, but Pamela Gien says it is not purely so. I first heard of this book when listening to an NPR show, where Pamela Gien was interviewed.