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The White Mary
The White Mary
Author: Kira Salak
Marika Vecera, an accomplished war reporter, has dedicated her life to helping the world's oppressed and forgotten. When not on one of her dangerous assignments, she lives in Boston, exploring a new relationship with Seb, a psychologist who offers her glimpses of a better world. — Returning from a harrowing assignment in the Congo where she w...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780312429041
ISBN-10: 0312429045
Publication Date: 9/1/2009
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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âThe White Maryâ is the story of Marika and her search to find reporter Robert Lewis. On her search to find Robert Lewis, she finds herself. Marika is a war correspondent and has been to many dangerous places to report people's stories.

The narration style of âThe White Maryâ is one that alternates between the past and the present. As we watch Marika traverse Papua New Guinea in search of Robert Lewis, we also learn about what she left behind in order to find Robert Lewis, the reporter who indirectly became Marika's âmentorâ.

The imagery of âThe White Maryâ is amazing. It actually felt a bit as if I were in PNG. But, she did such a good job of describing life while traversing PNG, that I don't know if I am dying to go or if I should never go there as long as I live. However, it does go into very graphic descriptions of events. It made it rather difficult.

I can't really recommend âThe White Maryâ not just because I didn't like it. But I'm not recommending that you read it because the resolution had nothing to do with the rest of the novel. It felt as if Salak needed to finish the book fast, so she wrote the last chapter without really considering that it had nothing to do with the rest of the book.

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