Foreign CorrespondenceBook - 1998 | 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed
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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, ©1998
Edition: 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed
Branch Call Number: 070.4332 BRO 1998
Characteristics: 217 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
From Library Staff
It’s a coming of age story and it’s a story of longing for elsewhere and later appreciating where you came from