The Sound of Blue: A Novel
Sara Foster has left America for the adventure of a lifetimeteaching English to the sons and daughters of statesmen in Hungarybut her idyllic adventure instead reveals a dark world of pain and redemption when she ends up teaching in a refugee camp. Sara discovers that one of her students is a celebrate...more
In Dubrovnik, we spoke to people who had lived through the fighting, and their stories deepened my understanding of Payne's nov ...more
I liked that it was set in the middle of the war, rather than being about the war. It left things messy, uncomfortable, and closer to honest. It admits that conflicts don't just end.
The main character is admirable, even as she struggles, is lost, and eventually starts to face herself, she keeps her sens ...more