By Geraldine Brooks
As a tender woman in a working-class local of Sydney, Australia, Geraldine Brooks longed to find the areas the place background occurs and tradition comes from, so she enlisted pen friends who provided her a window on youth within the heart East, Europe, and the United States. 20 years later Brooks, an award-winning international correspondent, launched into a human treasure hunt to discover her pen buddies. She chanced on women and men whose lives were formed through conflict and hatred, via repute and notoriety, and via the ravages of psychological ailment. Intimate, relocating, and infrequently funny, Foreign Correspondence speaks to the unquiet center of each woman who has ever yearned to turn into a girl of the realm.
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