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The White Mary
The White Mary
Author: Kira Salak
A young woman journeys deep into the untamed jungle, wrestling with love and loss, trauma and healing, faith and redemption, in this sweeping debut from ?the gutsiest woman adventurer of our day? (Book Magazine) — Marika Vecera, an accomplished war reporter, has dedicated her life to helping the world's oppressed and forgotten. ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780805088472
ISBN-10: 0805088474
Publication Date: 8/5/2008
Pages: 368
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, 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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