Ricochet: Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire

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  • Title: Ricochet: Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire
  • Author: Mary Jo McConahay
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  • Page: 371
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Ricochet: Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire

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Ricochet: Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire

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  1. A long short story, a short novella, another interesting find from SheBooks McConahay is an award winning journalist who spent many years covering the complicated wars of Central and Southern America, most particularly in this story in El Salvador Her closest friend, Nancy, was a photo journalist and they had a close camraderie in a field dominated by men But one day, after particularly brutal fighting saw three other journalists killed during coverage of an election in El Salvador, Nancy had en [...]


  2. This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing no rithmatic , movies, TV Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here Graphic and children s novels reviewed on the blog will generally have some images from the book s interior, which are not reproduced here.Note that I don t really do stars To me a novel is either worth reading or it isn t I can t rate a novel three fifth [...]


  3. The plane banked over the surf, came in low over khaki sand, and hit the runway with a single bump, rolling to a stop under the familiar welcome sign With that opening line, Mary Jo McConahay drops us into 1989 El Salvador and, in a tense, urgent narrative, propels us through the war ravaged streets of a Central America in utter turmoil Many dramas and many themes unfold throughout the story There s the two American women journalists, one working in words, the other in film, mired in the externa [...]


  4. Loved it Full disclosure I knew both the women featured in this book pretty well from 1985 and beyond and like them enormously.This is a well written story about a friendship of two talented and adventurous American women confronting the tragedy of poverty and war in Guuatemala It is also about the toll being a war journaist takes on every one of those journalists.This is also an account of the deaths of three Salvadoran journalists on one election night in El Salvsdor, at the hands of the Salva [...]


  5. This is a beautifully written story about the experiences of a war journalist in Latin America, and her war time friendship with a photo journalist Ricochet is particularly fascinating as an examination of the role of journalists required to witness suffering but unable to alleviate it directly.One of this title s greatest strengths is its gorgeous prose this quote, in particular, blew me away But while Ricochet is an excellent story, it didn t really grab me There are dramatic scenes that certa [...]


  6. You know you have a great story in your hands when the fact that it is completely out of your normal genre of reads doesn t matter Ricochet, by Mary Jo McConahay, is powerfully written A story of two war journalists whose friendship is tested when one decides to quit because she, just can t take another picture of a dead body I left because I wanted to do something that would make a difference, even in one or two lives, when it didn t seem I was making any difference by taking pictures Seeing wa [...]


  7. This is the memoir of a woman reporter based in Central America during the Cold War and the turmoil in that area during the 1980s She details her experiences and those of her best friend, a photographer She relates the atrocities happening during that period and their reactions to the events This was really well written She engages the reader and makes you really feel the emotion of seeing and experiencing not only the atrocities of war, but also the conditions of the local inhabitants.


  8. Fantastic Not just an examination of the lives of a reporter and photographer reporting on the war in El Salvador, but also an examination of friendship and the changes that can rock the foundations of friendship Well written and fascinating.


  9. This is a wonderful story about friendship in time of war It was very well written and will keep you from putting the book down Truly wonderful.


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