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November 2005

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

There are five new books by Peace Corps writers.

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Of writers and books

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64) interviews Karin Muller (Philippines 1987–89)


    An American Affair by Mark Brazaitis (Guatemala 1991–93) reviewed by Rob Rosenberg (Kyrgyzstan 1994–96)

    The Assassins' Gate by George Packer (Togo 1982–83) reviewed by Ken Hill (Turkey 1965–67)

    The Christmas Contest by Virginia Mekkelson (Ethiopia 1968–70) writing as Valentina Gilbert reviewed by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Tanzania 1989–91)

    Golfing with God by Roland Merullo (Micronesia 1979–80) reviewed by Don Beil (Somalia 1964–66)

    Japanland by Karin Muller (Philippines 1987–89) reviewed by Richard Wiley (Korea 1967–69)

    The Woodsman’s Daughter by Gwyn Hyman Rubio (Costa Rica 1971–73) reviewed by Terez Rose (Gabon 1985–87)

The Booklocker

High Risk/High Gain by Alan Weiss (Nigeria 1963–64)

A Writer Writes

Travel Right

New at the site

  • Resources for writers —
  • Recently added to our Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers:
    • Thomas Ainlay, Jr. (Malaysia 1973–75)
    • Dianna Parrotta (Yemen 1982–84)
    • Rebecca Popenoe (Niger 1985–87)
    • Elizabeth Quinn (Jamaica 1985–88, Sierra Leone 1989–90)
    • Jack Britton Sullivan (Guatemala 1993–96)
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