ELLE Readers Pick Burmese Lessons for June

Karen Connelly’s passionate memoir of the time she spent in Burma under the romantic spell of a Burmese resistance leader received heaps of praise from Elle readers in the magazine’s June issue. “It is a testament to Connelly’s excellent writing that it is not clear from the beginning whether this romance is destined to last or is doomed,” wrote Alta Dawson of CA. But Burmese Lessons is more than an exquisite love story. “Connelly does not make the mistake so many western writers do of putting herself at the center of the narrative. Instead, she shows the horrible challenges facing the Burmese people,” wrote Lore A. Guilmartin of TX. To learn more, read The Wall Street Journal review and visit Connelly’s website.