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May 2004

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

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

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Of writers and books

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne interviewed Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964–66)


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Books for children

Eventide by Kent Haruf (Turkey 1965–67) reviewed by John Flynn (Moldova 1993–95)

The Importance of Being Famous by Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964–66) reviewed by Joe Kovacs (Sri Lanka 1997–98)

Last Lorry to Mbordo by John C. Kennedy (Ghana 1965–68) reviewed by Bonnie Lee Black (Gabon 1996–98)

Mountains Diminish Underfoot by Maggie Finefrock (Nepal 1982–85) reviewed by Deborah M. Ball (Niger 1992–94)

Pilgrimage of the Heart by Maggie Finefrock (Nepal 1982–85) — writing as Maya Namarnus — reviewed by Deborah M. Ball (Niger 1992–94)

The Prisoner of Vandam Street by Kinky Freedman (Borneo 1967–69) reviewed by Terez Rose (Gabon 1985–87)

Sarge by Scott Stossel reviewed by Maureen Carroll (Philippines 1961–63)

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A Writer Writes


War and Peace Corps

Resources for writers

    The Ticking by Bonnie Lee Black (Gabon 1996–98) urges writers to fulfill their obligation to engage their readers.

New at the site

  • Recently added to our “Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers”:
    • Joshua Caine Anchors (Zimbabwe 1998–2000)
    • Anthony Hunt (Nigeria 1963–65
    • Steven E. Keenan (Liberia 1963–65)
    • Bernard Lefkowitz
    • David Taylor (Mauritania 1983–85)
    • Elsa Watson (Guinea-Bissau 1996–98)
  • Jac Conaway has sent some photos that have been added to his article from the last issue.
  • New listings at “We’ll link you to our world”
    • Artist Lisa Hall (Mali 1995–97) has paintings of Mali, Bolivia, Samoa and Morocco at her site.
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