Friday, 12 December 2014

30 days of books for christmas - an american in oz

From New York to Australia's Wombat State Forest... Sara James' life is vastly different to the one she left behind as a television anchor in the US. This memoir provides fabulous insight into the surprisingly difficult transition between these two English-speaking countries and the quirks of Australian country life. Added to that, the complexities of caring for a child with special needs when most services are a couple of hours' drive away, a common problem for regional members of our population. This is a terrific read and well worth tracking down. I particularly loved the 'stranger in a strange land' aspect, having lived in Ireland and being so surprised by the many differences between our two countries - such subtle nuances that are hard to pick until you're living them day-to-day.

Have you ever been a 'stranger in a strange land'? How did you cope?!

PS Cover image via here and Picmonkey collage.


  1. I would love to read this book - do you have it at home?

    1. This was via the library, soz! Hope you'll be able to track it down.