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Foreign Correspondence

Brooks, Geraldine

(Book - 1999)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Foreign Correspondence
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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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Publisher: New York : Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1999, c1998
Edition: 1st Anchor Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780385483735
0385483732
Branch Call Number: B-Br7895f 1999
Characteristics: 217 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm

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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, a... Read More »

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, a... Read More »


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Enjoyed it, light, funny as it reminisces about growing up. Everyone has similar growing pains and hopes for excitement in their lives.

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