Recent books by Peace Corps writers — July 2005

Playing War
(Children, grades 2–6)
by Kathy Beckwith (India 1968–71)
Lea Lyons, illustrator
Tilbury House
May 2005
32 pages
$16.95

The Sand Castle:
Blockade Running and the Battle of
Fort Fisher
(Young Adult)
by Margaret Whitman Blair (Thailand 1975–77)
Shippensburg, Pa.: White Mane Publishing
June 2005
187 pages
$8.95

The Chinese Laundry
A Novel of the San Juan Mountains

by Robert B. Boeder (Malawi 1965–66)
Fayetteville, NC: Old Mountain Press
2005
247 pages
$12.95 + $3.50 s&h

There Comes A Time
by Terry Campbell (Tanzania 1985–87, Dominican Republic 1989–92; Crisis Corps El Salvador 2001–02)
self published
2005
136 pages
$10.00

Fresh California Oranges and Other True Life Stories
edited by Frances Lief Neer
Don Christians (PC Staff/Ethiopia 1967–69, Dominican Republic 1970–72), contributor
Paul Karrer (Western.Samoa 1978–80), contributor
Trafford Publishing
2005
295 pages
$22.66
(Buy from Trafford)

Uzbekistan: A Short Road Traveled
My Peace Corps Experience, 2001
by William C. Duncan (Uzbekistan 2001)
Artifactman Publishing
April 2005
121 pages
$10.00

A Dozen Lemons in Autotropolis
(Poems)
by John Flynn
Pudding House Publications (www.puddinghouse.com)
2005
27 pages
$8.95

Texas Hold 'Em
How I Was Born in a Manger, Died in the Saddle, and Came Back as a Horny Toad

by Kinky Friedman (Borneo 1967–69)
St. Martins Press
June 2005
240 pages
$25.00

Around the World in 857 Days
(Peace Corps experience book)
by Edward Gibney (Ukraine 2003–05)
Lulu
2005
208 pages
$35.73
(Buy from Lulu)

Fantastic
The Life of Arnold Schwarzenegger
by Laurence Leamer (Nepal 1964–66)
St. Martin's Press
June 2005
432 pages
$24.95

Ouregano
A Novel
by Paule Constant
translated by Margot Miller (Niger 1972–74)
Lexington Books
June 2005
208 pages
$60.00 cloth; $16.00 paper

The Christmas Contest
(Children’s Book)
by Virginia Mekkelson (Ethiopia 1968–70)
writing as Valentina Gilbert
www.VirginiaMekkelson.com
Mekkelson Books
September 2004
83 pages
$12.00

Five Days in Philadelphia
The Amazing “We Want Willkie!” Convention of 1940 and How It Freed FDR to Save the Western World

by Charles Peters (PC/W Staff 1961–67)
PublicAffairs
June 2005
274 pages
$26.00

Italy, A Love Story
Women Write About the Italian Experience
edited by Camille Cusumano
Terez Rose (Gabon 1985–87), contributor
Seal Press
343 pages
June 2005
$15.95

Apollonius of Tyana and the Shroud of Turin
by Robert Russell (Ethiopia 1963–65)
writing under the name Rob Solarion
Authorhouse
June 2005
552 pages
$28.95

The Bora-Bora Dress
(Children 4–8)
by Carole Lexa Schaeffer (Micronesia 1967–69)
Catherine Stock, illustrator
Candlewick
July 2005
32 pages
$16.99

Last Moon Dancing
A Memoir of Love and Real Life in Africa
(Peace Corps experience book)
by Monique Maria Schmidt (Benin 1998–2000)
Clover Park Press
May 2005
240 pages
$24.95

The Best Worst Brother
(Children's picture book)
by Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen (Tanzania 198991)
Charlotte Fremau, illustrator
Woodbine House
June 2005
32 pages
$14.95

Volunteer
by Carlos Wark (Ecuador 1984–86)
(Peace Corps experience book)
Lulu
2005
142 pages
$10.37

Priority One
by Bryant Wieneke (Niger 1974–76)
Xlibris
220 pages
$31.99
May 2005

Algeria
(Modern Nations of the World series)
by Tony Zurlo
Lucent Books
May 2005
112 pages
$28.70