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Terrance

Menasha, WI, USA | Member Since 2005

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  • The White Mary

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Kira Salak
    • Narrated By Joyce Bean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Marika Vecera, an accomplished war reporter, has dedicated her life to helping the world's oppressed and forgotten. When not on one of her dangerous assignments, she lives in Boston, exploring a new relationship with Seb, a psychologist who offers her glimpses of a better world. Returning from a harrowing assignment in Congo, where she was kidnapped by rebel soldiers, Marika learns that a man she has always admired from afar, Pulitzer-winning war correspondent Robert Lewis, has committed suicide.

    Terry Hope says: "vicarious adventures"
    "vicarious adventures"
    Overall

    This reading started to affect me the minute the White Mary plunged her foot into the wet New Guinea jungle and discovered the first leech. This is a trek the author herself survived and also wrote about in Four Corners, a nonfiction which I will definitely read asap. The relationships of the white woman to the New Guinea tribal people was fascinating: uncomfortable, frustrating, and scary...as were her love relationships. The insights of the main character are lingering and relevant to me even though I haven't experienced anything like this in my life or my reading. Now I have experienced remote New Guinea on foot and the cost of being a fearless modern journalist vicariously through this adventurous book. I read many to find one book that affects me like this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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