In the latest review of Ruth E Van Reken’s Letters Never Sent, Rachel Pieh Jones writes on her website www.djiboutijones.com: “Ruth writes bluntly and honestly and compassionately about her years in boarding school, high school in the US while her parents stayed in Nigeria, college, marriage, having children, and eventually moving overseas herself. She walks through separations and brokenness, loss and deep questions of faith.”
As the mother of boarding school kids, Rachel was also struck by the difficulties Ruth faced at boarding school. “… my eyes and heart burned while I read about her loneliness and the lies she told herself, and that seemed to be perpetuated by the environment, that she must be strong, must not feel the hurt.”
Read the full review here.
Read more about Letters Never Sent: A Global Nomad’s Journey from Hurt to Healing here.