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May 2006

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

There are fourteen new books by Peace Corps writers.

Literary Type

Of writers and books

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64) interviews Ellen Urbani Hiltebrand (Guatemala 1991–93)


    A Fine Place to Daydream by Bill Barich (Nigeria 1964–66) reviewed by John Givens (Korea 1967–69)

    Oracle Bones by Peter Hessler (China 1996–98) reviewed by Michael McCaskey (Ethiopia 1965–67)

    Service Without Guns by Donald J. Eberly (PC/W staff: 1961) and Reuven Gal reviewed by Bryant Wieneke (Niger 1974–76)

    Tangier by Diane Skelly Ponasik (Morocco 1965–67) reviewed by Martha Martin (Costa Rica 1979–81)

    We Wait for You by Annabelle Townson (Romania 2001–03) reviewed by Ken Hill (Turkey 1965–67)

A Writer Writes

Response — letters from our readers

To preserve and to learn

Naming the Peace Corps

New at the site

  • There are three new opportunities for writers posted with this issue.
  • Recently added to our Bibliography of Peace Corps Writers:
  • Recently added to our list of PCV blogs and sites:
    • Mark Hagar (Sierra Leone 1991–92) recounts his Peace Corps experience through letters to a friend.
    • Andrea Yajko (Dominican Republic 2001–03) shares her art and writings inspired by her time in-country.
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