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Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks
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Dec 23, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: memoir

When Geraldine Brooks' father was dying, she returned home to Australia and started sorting through his many papers. In one pile of papers she found the letters that she had received from her childhood pen pals, who were located in various parts of the world. What follows is the story of her coming of age in Australia in the 1960's and 1970's, with her pen pals' stories woven througout. Brooks, an acclaimed journalist, actually tracked down these pen pals and we get to find out about their adult lives. It was a wonderful read and I highly recommend it.

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