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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Lost and Found in Macedonia: A Journey to Unexpected Places
Marilyn Wheeler (Macedonia 2004–06)
Park Place Publications, 2012
Peace Corps memoir


Souvenirs de Nancy: Journals of Nancy Coutu: A Peace Corps Martyr
Nancy Coutu (Madagascar 1994–96), edited by Connie Coutu
Faithworks, 2002
Peace Corps journal

Tony D’Souza (Cote d’Ivoire, Madagascar 2000–02, 2002–03)
Harcourt, 2006
Peace Corps novel


From Microsoft to Malawi: Learning on the Front Lines as a Peace Corps Volunteer
Michael Buckler (Malawi 2006–08)
Hamilton Books, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

My Malawi Journal
Bea Buckley (Malawi)
Athena Press, 2003
Peace Corps journal

This is Africa: Peace Corps Malawi and the Liberian Civil War
Eugene T. Caruso (Malawi, Liberia 1999–92)
CreateSpace, 2009
Peace Corps memoir

Bubba: The African Adventures of James Johnson
William G. Spain (Malawi 1966–68)
ZIWA Books, 2013
Peace Corps novel

My Secret History
Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65)
Putnam, 1989; Fawcett Columbine, 1996
Peace Corps novel

The Lower River
Paul Theroux (Malawi 1963–65)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012
Peace Corps novel

A. J. Walkley (Malawi 2007– )
Rocket Science Productions, 2013
Peace Corps novel


How the Water Feels
Paul Eggers (Malaysia 1976–78)
Southern Methodist University Press, 2002
Peace Corps short stories

At the Table of Want
Larry Kimport (Malaysia 1980–82)
Foremost Press, 2009
Peace Corps novel


Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali
Kris Holloway (Mali 1989–91)
Waveland Press, 2006
Peace Corps memoir

Three Hundred Cups of Tea and The Toughest Job: Riding the Peace Corps Rollercoaster in Mali, West Africa
by Asifa Kanji and David Drury (both PCV Mali 2011–12; PCRV Ghana 2012–13; PCRV South Africa 2013)
CreateSpace, 2015
Peace Corps memoir

Fishing in the Sky: The Education of Namory Keita
Donald Lawder (Mali 1983–85, 1988–93)
The Permanent Press, 1997
Peace Corps memoir

Dancing Trees and Crocodile Dreams: My Life in a West African Village: Journals from Two Years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Mali
Marcy L. Spaulding (Mali 2000–02)
Poppy Lane Publishing Company, 2004
Peace Corps memoir



The Keys to the Congo: and Further Travels: Memoir of a 2x Peace Corps Volunteer
by Irene Brammertz (Zaire 1988-90; Malawi 2011-12)
Self-published, 2015
Peace Corps memoir

Marshall Islands

Life as a PCV in the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979–80) with with Carol Coleman
Development Through Self–Reliance, 1986
Peace Corps

Giving and Gaining: The Peace Corps in the Republic of Marshall Islands
Steve C. Smith (Solomon Islands 1979–80)
Development Through Self–Reliance, 1991
Peace Corps


The Fish & Rice Chronicles: My Extraordinary Adventures in Palau and Micronesia
Patrick G. Bryan (Micronesia 1967–70)
Xlibris, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

A Country Boy’s Dream Comes True: Travelling the World
Edward Franklin Burkett (Micronesia 1986–87)
iUniverse, 2004
Peace Corps memoir

I Was a Peace Corps Volunteer: Lost and Found in Micronesia
by Heather Kaschmitter (Micronesia 2002–04)
CreateSpace, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

The Edge of Paradise: America in Micronesia
P. F. Kluge (Micronesia 1967–69)
Random House, 1991; University of Hawaii Press, 1993
Peace Corps memoir

Leaving Losapas
Roland Merullo, Jr. (Micronesia 1979–80)
Houghton Mifflin, 1991
Peace Corps novel

Green Pearl Odyssey
Reilly A. Ridgell (Micronesia 1971–73)
Blue Ocean Press, 2010
Peace Corps novel

Bending to the Trade Winds: Stories of the Peace Corps Experience in Micronesia
Reilly A. Ridgell (Micronesia 1971–73)
University of Guam Press, 1991
Peace Corps short stories


What It Means to Serve: From Airborne Ranger to Peace Corps Volunteer
Robert Donayre (Moldova 2003–05)
Dorrance Publishing, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

Moments Between Cities
by John Flynn (Moldova 1993–95)
Edwin Mellen Press, 1997
Peace Corps poetry


When Things Get Dark: A Mongolian Winter’s Tale
Matthew B. Davis (Mongolia 2000–02)
St. Martin’s Press, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Tea of Ulaanbaatar
Christopher R. Howard (Mongolia 1997)
Seven Stories Press, 2011
Peace Corps novel

The Soft Exile
Eric Kiefer
Gentleman Tree, 2012
Peace Corps novel

Mongolia Monologues: The Trials, Tribulations, Triumphs and Truths of a Feisty, Fifty-Something Peace Corps Volunteer
Joanne Nussbaum (Mongolia 2010–12)
BookBaby, 2014
Peace Corps memoir

Travel Tales of a Feisty Fifty-something: All Roads Lead Home
Joanne Nussbaum (Mongolia 2010–12)
BookBaby, 201


Pit Stop in the Paris of Africa
Julie R. Dargis (Morocca 1984–87)
Indie House Press, 2013
Peace Corps creative non–fiction

Allah’s Garden
Thomas D. Hollowell (Morocco 2002)
Tales Press, 2009
Peace Corps novel

Younger Than That Now: A Peace Corps Volunteer Remembers Morocco
Michael Moran (Morocco 1981–83)
Full Court Press, 1994
Peace Corps memoir

Once Upon Peace Corps: Letters Home From Morocco
Charley Silverman (Morocco 2006–08)
Self published, 2009
Peace Corps letters