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Special this issue —
A tribute to Alan Weiss and his book High Risk/High Gain that includes: a review of High Risk/High Gain by Richard Lipez, excerpts from HighRisk/High Gain, an interview with Alan’s roommate Robert Cohen, and a remembrance of Alan by Ed Gruberg.

Literary Type
We called it “Cable Traffic” in RPCV Writers & Readers. Literary Type has news of writers, books, the Peace Corps and more.

Recent books by Peace Corps writers
Twenty-five new books are listed including yet another book about the Peace Corps in the ’60s, books of essays, vampires, and baseball, and last-but-not-least a book of short fiction by Peace Corps writers edited by John Coyne that has already received great reviews.

Reviews
Living on the Edge: Fiction by Peace Corps Writers
edited by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64) — various reviews

The Turning Over by William McCauley (Sierra Leone 1985–86) reviewed by Tony Zurlo (Nigeria 1965–66)

The Climate of the Country by Marnie Mueller (Ecuador 1963–65) reviewed by Bird Cupps (Kenya 1987–89)

The Immaculate Invasion by Bob Shacochis (Eastern Caribbean 1975–76) reviewed by Tim Carroll (Nigeria 1964–66)

Strachey's Folly by Richard Stevenson (Richard Lipez Ethiopia 1962–64) reviewed by Tim Carroll (Nigeria 1964–66)

Sir Vidia’s Shadow: A Friendship Across Five Continents by Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65) reviewed by Joe Kovacs (Sri Lanka 1997–98)

Dear Friend: Ranier Maria Rilke and Paula Modersohn-Becker by Eric Torgersen (Ethiopia 1964–66) reviewed by Mark Jacobs (Paraguay 1978–80)

High Risk/High Gain by Alan Weiss (Nigeria 1963–64) reviewed by Richard Lipez (Ethiopia 1962–64)

Travel Right
New to our readers, Travel Right carries the subtitle: Travel information from people who know. In this issue — Alan Ryan on the Plaza Mayor in Madrid.

Opportunities for writers
A listing that can include competitions, calls for submissions, conferences, etc. that may be of interest to the Peace Corps writer.

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