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Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks
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When I was a child, I had pen pals. My mother always warned me that one day one of them would show up at our door. That didn't happen. Geraldine Brooks, though, goes in search of her pen pals years after the letters stopped coming. As a girl she had imagined warriors and utopians, Broadway stars and astronauts, culture mavens and adventurers. What she finds is something quite different. And in the process she reveals the influences that shaped her own journey, and raises some interesting questions--like, who really shapes history? Is it he woman happy to be home raising children, the journalist reporting life and death events from one hot spot to the next, the politician, the bank teller among us?
And as always, her telling is colorful and entertaining.
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May 15, 2014 – Shelved
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