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November 2003

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

There are twelve new books by Peace Corps writers noted in this issue.

Literary Type

Of writers and books

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne interviewed Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996–97)


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Chasing the Sea by Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996–97) reviewed by Paul Shovlin (Moldova 1996–98)

Creative Recollection of a Foreign Service Life by Mary Cameron Kilgour (Philippines 1962–64) reviewed by Terez Rose (Gabon 1985–87)

Don’t Mean Nothing by Susan O’Neill (Venezuela 1973–74) reviewed by William Siegel (Ethiopia 1962–64)

Orphan Quest by Nicole DeCanio (Ghana 2000–02) reviewed by Paul Shovlin (Moldova 1996–98)

A Peace Corps Profile by by Kirk A. Hackenberg (Nicaragua, Chile 1977–80) reviewed by Craig J. Carozzi (Colombia 1978–80)

Ties That Bind by Phillip Margolin (Liberia 1962–64) reviewed by W. Tucker Clark (Nepal 1967–70)

Two Years in the Kingdom by Blaine L. Comeaux (Thailand 1997–99) reviewed by McCabe Coolidge (Bolivia 1966–68)

A letter from Kenya

Melissa Chestnut-Tangerman (1982–85) attends a Samburu circumcision.

A Volunteer’s life — Romania

Andy Trincia (2002–  ) has maxed out on Romanian corruption.

A Writer Writes


Travel Right Recommends

    John Woods (Ethiopia 1965–68) has found a special place in Tuscany

New at the site

  • For writers we have:
  • The Journals of Peace:
    Readings given Monday, November 21, 1988 between 7 and 8 pm by:
    • Marsha L. Allen (Senegal 1984–86)
    • Bob Bookman (Dominican Republic 1967–69)
    • Marilyn L. Charles (Morocco 1962–64)
    • Patricia I. Eimerl (Ethiopia 1967–69)
    • Beth Oprisch (Sierra Leone 1984–86)
    • Gary Russell (Ecuador 1978–81)
    • Mary Lou Weathers (Benin 1980–83)
  • Additions to our “Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers”:
    • Valerie Broadwell (Morocco 1981–83)
    • Kenneth Carano (Suriname 1998–00)
    • George Chinnery (Romania 1998–00)
    • Bret Galloway (Botswana 1989–91)
    • Roderick Jones (Nicaragua 1992–96)
    • Dawn Khalil (Botswana 1990–92)
    • Susan O'Neill (Venezuela 1973–74)
    • Gina Perfetto (Ethiopia 1997–99)
    • Zygmunt J. B. Plater (Ethiopia 1968–70)
    • Bill Preston (Thailand 1977–80)
    • Lex Rieffel (India 1965–67)
    • Terez Rose (Gabon 1985–87)
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