An August read

Still time to read a book or two in August: Two Clew recommendations for you and one for your YA (young adult): My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante My Brilliant Friend is the first of four Neapolitan novels by Elena Ferrante, an author by many considered to be the best contemporary Italian author, who has […]

My Moving Booklet

Moving is a daunting process under ideal circumstances. For children, who usually have no choice about whether and where they’re going, it can be especially difficult. Enter Valérie Besanceney’s My Moving Booklet. This interactive workbook, the result of years of experience with children of expats and other mobile families, is filled with exercises and prompts for […]

A Career in Your Suitcase

Being an expat is demanding, especially for a trailing spouse who must abandon his or her professional life to follow their partner to an assignment abroad. Often as a result of leaving behind work or career, the accompanying spouse suffers the loss of self-confidence, self-esteem and sense of identity,leaving the door open for depression and stress.

Clew review: On third culture kids

A Clew review: Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between Here’s a book that is truly one of a kind on the subject matter of third culture kids. As a military kid, Christopher O’Shaughnessy understands living between worlds and cultures, while trying to figure out the identity as a third culture kid. He has a gift […]

Insights from global nomads and serial expats

Each year global nomads, many of them serial expats, come together for the Families in Global Transition (FIGT) Conference to share their stories and expertise on what it means to move and live abroad. Now, an anthology – compiled, written and published by a range of 2014 participants – captures the essence of the conference. Almost […]

Morning Comes and Also the Night

CLEW reviews books – mostly with an expat touch: Morning Comes and Also the Night, written by Marijcke Jongbloed. For CLEW by Summertime Publishing. Morning Comes and Also the Night is the biography of a Dutch family confined in a Japanese internment camp in Indonesia during the Second World War. Due to the dominion of the […]

Passage to Persia

CLEW reviews books with an expat touch: Passage to Persia, written by Margaret A. Frame. For CLEW by Summertime Publishing. Dr. Kibbe traveled to Persia – in what is now known as Iran – as a young single woman in the 1920s. Through her many letters to her family, the reader gets a glimpse of a time […]

Sorcerers and Orange Peel

CLEW reviews books with an expat touch: Sorcerers and Orange Peel, written by Ian Mathie. For CLEW by Summertime Publishing. Living and working in remote regions of Africa permitted English author Ian Mathie insight into various cultures and tribal groups encountered during his 30 years on the continent. He maintained a journal documenting his experiences as […]

Two sisters & two Steinways

Arzu and Gamze Kirtil │Piano Duos │ Philharmonie Luxembourg If you’re a classical music novice, a concert with a twin-sister piano duo could be a good place to start, and if you’re an experienced listener and concert goer, such a duo could be refreshing. Especially when the repertoire is audience friendly, with pieces by some of […]