Twenty years later and worlds away from her sheltered girlhood, Brooks is an award-winning foreign correspondent covering war and famine. Still intrigued by the foreign correspondents of her adolescence, she embarks on a human treasure hunt in Israel, France and the US to find them. Brooks discovers men and women whose lives have been shaped by war and hatred, by fame and notoriety, and by the ravages of mental illness.
Foreign Correspondence is an intimate, moving and often humorous memoir of growing up in Australia in the 1960s that speaks directly to the heart of everyone who ever yearned to become a citizen of the world.
©1999 Geraldine Brooks; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing
"Eloquent, engaging. a timely and tender book." (Sydney Morning Herald)
"Charming and sharply intelligent, with much to say about growing up female and geographically unconnected." (New York Times Book Review)
I loved the People of the Book so I thought this would be good but it is a tedious listen. Geraldin Brooks should never have been the narator. I found the voice rather annoying and never finished the book.
use a professional narrator.
She was obviously reading - dropped her voice at the end of every senrence. This lost any sense of realism.
She jumped back and forth a bit too much.
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