Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jan 26, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - purlewe - LibraryThing
As a kid I always wanted pen pals. I had a couple, but no one (including myself) had the ability to just keep writing. I love Brooks' novels, and so this little insight to her early life was quite ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - glade1 - LibraryThing
I enjoyed this peek at Brooks's life. She tells of her childhood feeling isolated in Sydney, longing for adventure and travel. She satisfies a little of that longing by obtaining pen pals in America ... Read full review
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