Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over

Foreign Correspondence: A Pen Pal's Journey from Down Under to All Over - Geraldine Brooks Inspired by her father's letter writing and longing for a glimpse of the world outside her hometown, young Geraldine Brooks sent away for pen friends around the world. Many years later, she decided to track down these friends.Brooks deftly shows parallels between her own adolescence and the development of a national Australian identity, while comparing the cultural strictures of her own life with those of her friends in other countries. I enjoyed this look into a world of letter-writing that has faded in the age of instant communication.