Recent Books by Peace Corps Writers
     September 1999

The Sporting Life:
Horses, Boxers, Rivers, and a Russian Ballclub
By Bill Barich (Nigeria 1966–67)
The Lyons Press, $22.95
160 pages
October, 1999
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The Ice Finders:
How a Poet, a Professor, And a Politician Discover the Ice Age
By Edmund Blair Bolles (Tanzania 1966–68)
Counterpoint, $24.00
256 pages
October, 1999
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Destruction Bay
(Poems)
By Lisa D. Chavez (Poland 1993–95)
West End Press, $8.95
64 pages
January 1999
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Spanking Watson
by Kinky Friedman (Borneo 1967–69)
Simon & Schuster, $23.00
256 pages
September, 1999
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Casey Jones’s Fireman: The Story of Sim Webb
By Nancy Forsythe Farmer (India 1963–65), James Bernardin (Illustrator), Jerry Pinkney (Illustrator), Phyllis Fogelman (Editor)
(Reading level: Ages 4–8)
Phyllis Fogelman Books, $15.99
September, 1999
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Personal Political Perplexing Poems & Essays 1977–1997
By Richard M. Gross (Brazil 1968–70)
Conservation Press, $15.00
     2526 Shattuck Avenue
     Berkeley, California 94704
100 pages
1999
Plainsong
(Novel)
by Kent Haruf (Turkey 1965–67)
Knopf, $24.00
320 pages
October, 1999
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The Return: A Search for Peace Corps Footprints in India
by Gerald Nelson (India 1971–73)
Self-published, $15.00 + $2.00 shipping
     220 D Road
     Bark River, Michigan 49807
     gernelson@uplogon.com
164 pages
1997
Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace and the Largest Failed Manhunt in U.S. History
by Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964–66)
Delacorte Press, $24.95
452 pages
March, 1999
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Grand Canyon Celebration: A Father-Son Journey of Discovery
by Michael Quinn Patton (Burkina Faso 1967–69)
Prometheus Books, $26.95
330 pages
April, 1999
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Siberian Dawn:
A Journey Across the New Russia
By Jeffrey Taylor (Morocco 1988–90)
Hungry Mind Press, $27.00
301 pages
February, 1999
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The Potato: How the Humble Spud Rescued the Western World
By Laurence B. Zuckerman (Central Africa Republic 1974–76)
Faber & Faber, $23.95
304 pages
1998
North Point Press, $13.00 (paperback)
October, 1999
(Buy this paperback book)
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