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Review: A Peace Corps Memoir about Mongolia by Matthew Davis

Review: A Peace Corps Memoir about Mongolia by Matthew Davis

Aside from Peace Corps service in Honduras and years studying and working in Mexico, reviewer Lawrence F. Lihosit lived in a remote Alaskan fishing village for eighteen months. He has self-published seven books and as many pamphlets. Most recently, he partnered with iUniverse to publish Whispering Campaign; Stories from Mesoamerica. Within 60 days that same publisher will release his revised and expanded South of the Frontera; A Peace Corps Memoir. Both are available on Amazon.com. • When Things Get Dark: A Mongolian Winter’s Tale by Matthew Davis (Mongolia 2000—02) February, 2010 320 pages $31.99 Reviewed by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras, 1975-77) Matthew Davis witnessed a quickly changing Mongolia. His memoir preserves a brief moment in history like a bee caught in amber. This is an honest memoir written in sparse American-lean. His journalism background served him well. Flown to Mongolia in the year 2000, a twenty-three year old Davis was . . .

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