“Caitlin never imagined when she picked a pen pal from a country she’d never heard of [Zimbabwe], that she was choosing the person who would be her life-long best friend. This is a true story of a friendship across continents that will keep you turning pages while it warms your heart and gives you hope.”
–Maria Koehmstedt, Beach Books, Seaside, OR
Get this uplifting dual memoir by friends who started as pen pals in 1997 from Beach Books or another independent bookstore. (Stores may shelve it in their YA/ Teen section because it’s published by Little Brown for Young Readers, but adults love it, too.) In tough times, sometimes a good book helps.