Foreign Correspondence by Geraldine Brooks

foreign correspondenceForeign Correspondence is Geraldine Brooks’s memoir of world discovery.  Though she traveled the globe for years as a journalist, her fascination with faraway places began during her childhood in Sydney, Australia.  As a girl, Brooks transported herself out of her suburban neighborhood by writing letters to various pen pals, both in Australia and abroad.

Quote:
“In spite of the different turns our lives had taken as seventeen-year-olds, I still had more years of shared confidences with Joannie than with any of my mates in Sydney. […] I knew, I’d always known, that when we met each other, we would be soul mates.”

Author:
Geraldine Brooks grew up in the suburbs of Australia and worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for several years.  In addition to her memoir, she has written many novels, including Year of Wonders, March, and People of the Book.

Published:  1998
Length:  224 pages
Set in:  Sydney, Australia

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