By Geraldine Brooks
As a tender lady in a working-class local of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to find the locations the place background occurs and tradition comes from, so she enlisted pen associates who provided her a window on early life within the center East, Europe, and the USA. 20 years later Brooks, an award-winning overseas correspondent, launched into a human treasure hunt to discover her pen pals. She came upon women and men whose lives were formed by means of warfare and hatred, by way of popularity and notoriety, and by way of the ravages of psychological ailment. Intimate, relocating, and infrequently funny, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet middle of each woman who has ever yearned to turn into a lady of the realm.
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