Acquired via BookCrossing 05 Jun 2007 – Bookring

[Note: we were asked to contribute details of our expat experiences as part of the journal]

I enjoyed this book a lot – lots of different stories and if one was a bit self-consciously literary, there was another along soon. Most of the women thought and wrote pretty deeply about their experiences and what they had learned, which made for a satisfying read.

I don’t have any major expat stories of my own. I’ve spent a little time in America and had an interesting time adapting to having an American (long-distance) boyfriend – the language differences were amazing. Being a stay-at-home myself, I have always been fascinated in travel tales and novels about the immigrant/emigrant experience, and that is what drew me to this book.