Margaret Dexter, begins Malta Remembered with a promise,” Today I hold Malta in my hand again.” With these words, Ms Dexter invites her readers to accompany her on a journey that encompasses not only Malta, but also several stopping places along the route to the island that she describes skillfully and insightfully. What broadens this memoir, however, is the loving voice of a daughter, wife, and mother that creates the insight of a traveler determined to immerse herself and her family in a voyage of experience and growth.

Her narrative traces a personal map of enlightenment that extends beyond static descriptions of time and place. Each mark on the map brings new vision, all represented in elegant and effervescent prose. Through judiciously selective anecdotes and observations, she brings humor to diversity; understanding to sorrow, and genuine rapport with people she has met along the way.

Ms Dexter’s memoir joins those of intrepid travelers who forged a life in unfamiliar places; through a genuine gift for connectivity she found unexpected, and pleasurable, excursions for herself, her family, and her readers.

I met Ms. Dexter when she participated in one of my writing classes at Connecticut College. Her flair for description enthralled her fellow students and her blend of humor and intellect invigorated her thesis: an account of her daily life in Malta. At that time I encouraged her to develop her memories into a more extensive chronicle, and it is with gratification that I now unite with other readers to enjoy the work of this talented writer.

Minerva Morris
Adjunct Professor, Connecticut College 1995-1997
Teacher/Chair: English Department, University School of Nova Southeastern University 1998-current
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