Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over

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Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over

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Description

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.

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

Anchor Books

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2010 Lifetime Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction

Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over

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