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July 2005

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

There are twenty-one new books by Peace Corps writers.

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Of writers and books

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64) interviews Lucia St. Clair Robson (Venezuela 1964–66).


    Blinding Light by Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65) reviewed by Amy Mehringer (Cape Verde 1998–2000)

    The Chinese Laundry by Robert B. Boeder (Malawi 1965–66) reviewed by Wayne Handlos (Ethiopia 1962–64)

    Fantastic by Laurence Leamer (Nepal 1964–66) reviewed by Peter McDonough (Bangladesh [East Pakistan] 1961–63)

    Letters from Zaire by John Jochum (Zaire 1975–78) reviewed by Wayne Handlos (Ethiopia 1962–64)

    Shadow Patriots by by Lucia St. Clair Robson (Venezuela 1964–66) reviewed by Terez Rose (Gabon 1985–87)

    Uzbekistan by William C. Duncan (Uzbekistan 2001) reviwed by Joshua Abrams (Kazakhstan 1996–97)

The Booklocker

The Zinzin Road by Fletcher Knebel (PC Staff 1963)

A Writer Writes

War and Peace Corps


New at the site

  • Recently added to our “Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers”:
    • App Applegate (Cameroon 1976–  )
    • Walter H. Barkas (Nigeria 1961–63)
    • Kathy Beckwith (India 68–71)
    • Martin Benjamin (Ethiopia 1962–64)
    • William Duncan (Uzbekistan 2001)
    • Edward Gibney (Ukraine 2003–05)
    • John S. Jochum (Zaire 1975–78)
    • Alexander Klaits (Kyrgyz Republic 1995–97)
    • Alan Luks (Venezuela 1966–68)
    • Virginia Mekkelson (Ethiopia 1968–70)
    • Monique Maria Schmidt (Benin 1998–2000)
    • Saulius Augustinas Suziedelis (Ethiopia 1967–69)
    • Carlos Wark (Ecuador 1984–86)
  • Recently added to our list of websites about the Peace Corps experience:
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