Each Peace Corps Volunteer author’s country and years of service
are noted in the parentheses following his or her name.

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When British Honduras Became Belize 1971–73: A Peace Corps Memoir
Ted W. Cox (Sierra Leone 1969–71, Belize 1971–1973)
Old World Deli Publications
Peace Corps letters, essays, photos

The Baker’s Boy: A Novel
Barry Kitterman (Belize 1976–78)
Southern Methodist University Press
Peace Corps novel

A School For Others: The History of the Belize High School of Agriculture
George LeBard (Belize 1981–86)
Xlibris, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Drinking from a Tin Cup
Katy Perry (Belize 1985–87)
Augusta, ME: Steele Publishing, 1989
Peace Corps memoir


Murder In Benin: Kate Puzey’s Death in the Peace Corps
Aaron Kase (Burkina Faso 2006–08)
Self-published, 2013, 2014
Peace Corps biography

Last Moon Dancing: A Memoir of Love and Real Life in Africa
Monique Maria Schmidt (Benin 1998–2000)
Clover Park Press, 2005
Peace Corps memoir

To Benin and Back: Short Stories, Essays, and Reflections About Life in Benin as a Peace Corps Volunteer and the Subsequent Readjustment Process
Chris Starace (Benin 1995–97)
iUniverse, 2011
Peace Corps memoir


The Quiet Rebel: A Memoir of My Peace Corps Adventures in Bolivia
Peggy  Dickenson (Bolivia 1965–67)
Self-published, 2013
Peace Corps memoir

A Peace Corps Memoir: Answering JFK’s Call
Terry Sack (Bolivia 1963–65)
Peace Corps memoir


Meeting the Mantis: Searching for a Man in the Desert and Finding the Kalahari Bushmen
John  Ashford (Botswana 1990–92)
Peace Corps Writers
Peace Corps memoir

One by One: Remembering Thirty-one Years of the Peace Corps in Botswana
Renee Gilbey, editor/writer
Gaborone: Peace Corps/Botswana, 1997
Peace Corps essay collection

Letters from Botswana: A Peace Corps Odyssey
Dawn [Stutzman] Khalil (Botswana 1990–92)
The Writer’s Collective, 2003
Peace Corps letters/journals

It’s Never Too Late: Botswana Journal and Letters
Barbara B. Knowles (Botswana 1981–83)
Self published, 1989
Peace Corps letters/journals

Nomadic Foundations
Sandra Meek (Botswana 1989–91)
Elixir Press, 2001
Peace Corps poetry

Time Out: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Story
June S. Woods (Botswana 1978–81)
Self-published, 1989
Peace Corps memoir


Brazil: Heads and Tales 1965–1967, Peace Corps
Tomas Belsky
Peace Corps short stories, verse and illustration

Iracema’s Footprint: A Brazilian Political Mystery
Bernard F. Blanche (Brazil 1965–67)
Eloquest Books, 2010
Peace Corps novel

Ma and Pa Hart Join the Peace Corps
June E. Hart (Brazil 1971–73)
Mennonite Press, 2001
Peace Corps memoir

Peace Corps Syndrome
Ron Horton (Brazil 1966–68)
Happenstance Books, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

The Henderson Memories
Doug Ingold (Brazil 1964–66)
Wolfenden, 2010 (Kindle only)
Peace Corps novel

The Nightingale of Mosul: A Nurse’s Journey of Service, Struggle, and War
Susan [Corry] Luz (Brazil 1972–75)
Kaplan Publishing, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Finding Neguinho
David  Randle (Brazil 1964–69)
Page Publishin, 2014
Peace Corps memoir


Letters from Bulgaria (An Older PCV Writes Back to the States)
Rel Davis (Bulgaria 2001–03)
Sloan-Davis Publishing, 2006
Peace Corps letters/journals

A Breeze in Bulgaria
Bruce McDonald (Bulgaria 2002–04)
BookBrewer, 2011
Peace Corps Memoir

Cold Snap: Bulgaria Stories
Cynthia Morrison Phoel (Bulgaria 1994–96)
Southern Methodist University Press, 2010
Peace Corps short stories

Burkina Faso (Republic of Upper Volta until 1984)

The Viper Tree
Joseph Monninger (Upper Volta 1975–77)
Simon and Schuster, 1991
Peace Corps novel

Connecting Two Worlds: An Environmental Journey From Peace Corps To Present
Anthony T. Simeone (Upper Volta 1971–73)
Peace Corps Writers, 2013
Peace Corps memoir