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January 2000
Special in January —

    Some ancient history this time in To Preserve and to Learn: Occasional Essays about the History of the Peace Corps. Nigeria staff member Murray Frank tells of the Michelmore postcard incident.


    The first poetry to be published on is seven poems by John Michael Flynn (Moldova 1993–95) in The Writer Writes.

Literary Type
Literary Type has news of writers, books, the Peace Corps and more.

Talking with . . .
The interview in this issue is with Simone Zelitch (Hungary 1991–92), author of The Confession of Jack Straw, who has two books coming out this year.

Recent books by Peace Corps writers
Seven new books are listed.

Plainsong by Kent Haruf (Turkey 1965–67) reviewed by Mark Jacobs (Paraguay 1978–80

Dear Exile by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery (Kenya 1996–97) reviewed by Kitty Thuermer (Mali 1977–79).

Grand Canyon Celebration by Michael Quinn Patton (Burkina Faso 1967–69 reviewed by Joe Kovacs (Sri Lanka 1997–98)

Travel Right
Get a full tour of the Mediterranean island of Menorca with John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64)

How to write a novel in 100 days or less
Continuing our “How to Write a Novel in 100 Days or Less,” we are back with pages 60 to 90. Your book is written. It is now time to rewrite.

   You can start at the beginning — or you can go to Day 61 to continue your efforts.

Friendly Agents
We’ve added to our “Resources” section a list of agents interested in seeing the books of Peace Corps writers. And to the list, we’ve added a new name.

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