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September 2003

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Chasing the Sea Chasing the Sea
Lost Among the Ghosts of Empire in Central Asia

(alternate subtitle: Being a Narrative Journey through Uzbekistan, Including Descriptions of Life Therein, Culminating with an Arrival at the Aral Sea, The World’s Worst Man-Mad Ecological Catastrophe)
by Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996–97)
Pantheon Books
September 2003
416 pages
$24.95 (Buy this book)
Strange Encounters
Strange Encounters
Adventures of a Renegade Naturalist

by Daniel B. Botkin (Philippines 1962–64)
J. P. Tarcher
September, 2003
304 pages
$24.95 (Buy this book)
Nine Hills to Nambonkaha Nine Hills to Nambonkaha
Two Years in the Heart of an African Village

by Sarah Erdman (Cote D'Ivoire 1998–2000)
Henry Holt & Co.
September, 2003
336 pages
$23.00 (Buy this book)
Help! My Underwear is Shrinking
Help! My Underwear Is Shrinking
One Woman’s Story of How to Eat Right, Lose Weight, and Win the Battle Against Diabetes
by E. Michael (Mike) Goodkind (Nigeria 1965–67) with Jo Ann Hattner, and Ann Coulston
Alexandria, Va.: American Diabetes Association, McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Books
May 2003
137 pages
$14.95 (Buy this book)
A Peace Corps Profile
A Peace Corps Profile
(Peace Corps experience)
by Kirk A. Hackenberg (Nicaragua, Chile 1977–80)
156 pages
August 2003
$14.25 (Buy this book)
Your Career Planner Your Career Planner
(8th edition)
by Susan Musich (Philippines 1989–90, Costa Rica 1992–93; PC/W staff: 90–92, 94–99), David Borchard and Cheryl Bonner
Kendall Hunt
308 pages
$38.95 (Buy this book)
Career Counseling and Services Career Counseling and Services
A Cognitive Information Processing Approach

by Gary W. Peterson (Nigeria 1963–65) and James P.Sampson, Jr, Robert C Reardon and Jan Lenz,
Wadsworth Publishing
July 2003
$45.95 (Buy this book)
Shadow of Fiji
Shadow over Fiji
A Memoir

(Peace Corps experience)
by Barbara Restle (Fiji 1979–80)
Vantage Press
225 pages
$13.95 (Buy this book)
Babu's Song
Babu's Song
(Children's book)
by Stephanie A. Stuve-Bodeen (Tanzania 1989–90), Aaron Boyd, illustrator
Lee & Low Book,
32 pages
March 2003
$16.95 (Buy this book)
The Serpent's Kiss
The Serpent's Kiss
by Mark T. Sullivan (Niger 1980–82)
Atria Books
384 pages
July 2003
$25.00 (Buy this book)
24 New Moons 24 New Moons
(Peace Corps experience)
by Tom Vandegrift (Lesotho 1999–01)
Infinity Books
429 pages
July 2003
$20.95 (Buy this book)
Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers
Theory, Research, and Practice
by Michael Vavrus (Ethiopia 1972–74)
Teachers College Press
240 pages
August, 2002
$24.95 (Buy this book)
Maya Hair Sashes Maya Hair Sashes Backstrap Woven in Jacaltenango, Guatemala
(second edition, in English and Spanish)
by Carol Ventura (Guatemala 1976–80)
176 pages
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More Tapestry Crochet More Tapestry Crochet
by Carol Ventura (Guatemala 1976–80)
172 pages
(Buy this book)
A Thousand Journeys A Thousand Journeys
Biography of Lama Anagarika Govinda

by Ken Winkler (India 1964–66; Czech Republic 1995–96)
Element Books, Vega imprint
196 pages
2002 (Buy this book)
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