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Book Review

Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji by Will Lutwick.  A Peace Corps Writers Book, 2012. Will’s memoir is insightful, funny and romantic.  It is a well written memoir of his Peace … Continue reading

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Book Review

One Grain of Sand:  A Peace Corps/Philippines Experience by Steve M. Shaffer.  Gasat Company, Orlando, Florida. 1988 This is a fine first person account of Mr. Shaffer’s Peace Corps experience.  It moves along logically through all the phases of Peace … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

Have you visited your local library lately?  I love to buy books but sometimes it is simply not the most practical way to get your books.  While searching for my preferred reading list of books written by Peace Corps volunteers … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing

Through the Eyes of my Children by Frances L. Stone happens to be the first book I received via inter-library loan from my terrific local librarian.  In fact, I’m still reading and once completed I will submit an official book … Continue reading

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Book Review

Peace Corps Experience: Write and Publish Your Memoir by Lawrence F. Lihosit.  iUniverse, 2012.  Amazon pricing: $23.95 hardcover, $13.95 paperback, $3.99 Kindle edition. This is a small book of only 127 pages including the index.  I read the entire book … Continue reading

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From Donna’s Shelf

I’m a collector of books.  When I left the Peace Corps I wanted to become a Librarian.  I love books, cookbooks, self-help books, Peace Corps books, just to name a few.  Even digital books are ‘OK’ but the experience is … Continue reading

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My Peace Corps Memoir

My memoir is still in the first draft stage.  Actually, I am just finishing the transcription of my letters home.  I am using my letters as a time-line guide and as writing prompts.  With the letters I find that it … Continue reading

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