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March 2003

Recent books by Peace Corps writers

There are twenty-two new books by Peace Corps writers noted in this issue.

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Of writers and books

Talking with . . .

    Editor John Coyne interviewed Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65).


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    How the Water Feels by Paul Eggers (Malaysia 1976–78) reviewed by Jim Toner (Sri Lanka 1988–90)

    Nomadic Foundations by Sandra Meek (Botswana 1989–91) reviewed by Margaret Szumowski (Zaire 1973–74, Ethiopia 1974–75)

    She’s Not There by Mary-Ann Tirone Smith (Cameroon 1965–67) reviewed by Mishelle Shepard (Czech Republic 1994–96)

    Tongue Tied by Richard Stevenson aka Richard Lipez (Ethiopia 1962–64) reviewed by Mike Learned (Malawi 1963–65)

    Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65) reviewed by Sharon Dirlam (Russian Far East 1996–98)

    Bayou Farewell by Mike Tidwell (Zaire 1985–87) reviewed by William Siegel (Ethiopia 1962–64)

A letter from Congo

Miriam Carroll (Congo 1996–97, Gabon 1997–98) on the location of the sun.

A Volunteer’s life — Romania

Andy Trincia experiences “a Peace Corps moment.”

A Writer Writes


To Preserve and to Learn


A Close Look

Peter McDonough (East Pakistan/Bangladesh 1961–63) tells of the stir his latest book has caused in Jesuit Shananigans.

Travel Right

    Mishelle Shepard (Czech Republic 1994–96) tours the Monkey Gardens of Penang.

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  • The Journals of Peace: The history, and readings presented during this vigil of remembrance of John F. Kennedy held November 21–22, 1988 in the Capital Rotunda.
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