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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Back to Pakistan: A Fifty–year Journey
Leslie Noyes Mass (Pakistan 1962–64)
Rowman & Littlefield, 2011
Peace Corps memoir


Peace Corps in Panama: Fifty Years, Many Voices
Meredith W. Cornett (Panama 1991–93), editor
Peace Corps Writers, 2013
Peace Corps essay collection

Heart of Palms: My Peace Corps Years in Tranquilla
Meredith W. Cornett (Panama 1991-1993)
University of Alabama Press, 2014
Peace Corps memoir

Islands of Shadow, Islands of Light
Yaron Glazer (Panama 1997–99)
BookSurge, 2009
Peace Corps novel

Finding Purple: A Walk Down the Path of Sustainable Development
Ben  Grostic (Panama 2004–06)
Outskirts Press, 2009
Peace Corps memoir


Posted in Paraguay
Eloise Hanner (Afghanistan 1971-73, Paraguay 1999–2000)
Peace Corps Writers, 2014
Peace Corps memoir


Roman Proud, Wayward Widower
Tino Calabia (Peru 1963–65)
AuthorHouse, 2010
Peace Corps novel

The Mourning of Angels
Patricia Taylor Edmisten (Peru 1962–64)
Xlibris, 2001
Peace Corps memoir

Water Skiing on the Amazon: A Memoir for My Grandchildren
Patricia Taylor Edmisten (Peru 1962–64)
Jewelweed 2014
Peace Corps memoir

In Search of Decency: The Unexpected Power of Rich and Poor
Michael Heyn (Peru 1964–66)
Troubador Publishing
Peace Corps memoir

Padre Sol, Madre Luna: Cuentos del desarrollo de base pluricultural
[Inti Tayta, Killa Mama: Runallaktakunapak tauka yachaykuna]
[Father Sun, Mother Moon: Stories of pluricultural grassroots development]
Charles David Kleymeyer (Peru 1966–68)
Quito, Ecuador: Ediciones ABYA YALA, 2000
Peace Corps creative non–fiction

Betty Zee in PC: Sights and Sounds from a Peace Corps Volunteer in Peru
Betty  Zambrano (Peru 2012–14 )
Kindle 2014
Peace Corps blog entries



Those Were the Days: A Peace Corps Volunteer in the Philippines in the Late ‘60s
James Beebe (Philippines 1968-73)
Peace Corps Writers, 2014
Peace Corps essay collection

Ants Have No Taste
Juliet Stroh [Werner] Blanchard (Philippines 1962–64)
Vantage Press, 1980
Peace Corps memoir

Answering Kennedy’s Call: Pioneering the Peace Corps in the Philippines
edited by Parker W. Borg, Maureen J. Carroll, Patricia MacDermot Kasdan, Stephen W. Wells (all Philippines 1961–63)
Peace Corps Writers, 2011
Peace Corps essay collection

Sweet Teeth and Loose Bowels: The Adventures of an International Aid Worker
Michael S. Gerber (Philippines 1970–73)
Troubador Publishing, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

Later Maybe
Beryl Gutnick (Phillipines 1989–90)
Lot’s Wife Publishing, 2000
Peace Corps memoir

A Wedding in Samar
John Francis Halloran (Philippines 1962–63)
Puzzlebox Press, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

“Hey Joe”: Poems and Stories from the Peace Corps
Robert F. Nichols (Philippines 1968– )
CreateSpace, 2013
Peace Corps poetry and stories

From Peace Corps with Love
Judythe Pearson Patberg (Philippines 1970–72)
Llumina Press, 2007
Peace Corps memoir

Misadventures in Maasin
Gary Robson (Philippines 1987–89)
Nipa Hut Press, 2010
Peace Corps history

Never Gonna Cease My Wanderin’: Letters Between Friends
Ruth Kesselring Royal (Philippines 1961–63) and Beryl Brinkman (Afghanistan 1967–69)
Peace Corps Writers, 2012
Peace Corps letters/journals

One Grain of Sand: A Peace Corps/Philippine Experience
Steve M. Shaffer (Philippines 1978)
Gasat, 1988
Peace Corps memoir

Ask What You Can Do: Our Days in the Early Peace Corps
James C. Stewart (Philippines 1962–64)
CreateSpace, 2011
Peace Corps memoir

Living with the Pinatubo Aetas A Peace Corps Philippines Journal
Richard C. Schneider (Philippines (1969–71, 1974–77) )
Peace Corps Writers, 2014
Peace Corps letters/journals

Through the Eyes of My Children: The Adventures of a Peace Corps Volunteer Family
Frances Stone (Philippines 1971–73)
Peace Corps Writers, 2012
Peace Corps memoir (Young Adult)


Mary Ellen Branan (Poland 1994–96)
Fairfield, Iowa: 1st World Publishing , 2010
Peace Corps poetry

Two Years In Poland: And Other Stories: A Sixty-Seven-Year-Old Grandfather Joins the Peace Corps and Looks Back on His Life
Lawrence Brane Siddall (Poland 1997–99)
Pelham Springs Press
Peace Corps memoir