Archive - October 7, 2011

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New Novel from Tim Schell (CAR 1978–79)
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New Novel from Tim Schell (CAR 1978–79)

Tim Schell (CAR 1978–79) taught English in the town of M’Baiki and would write about it in his novel, The Drums of Africa (2007). He won the Mammoth Book Award for that book. He is also the co-author of Mooring Against the Tide:  Writing Fiction and Poetry (Prentice Hall, 2007) and the co-editor of the anthology A Writer’s Country (Prentice Hall, 2001). His fiction has been nominated for a Pushcart Award and he was the winner of the Martindale Award for Long Fiction. Today he teaches literature and writing at Columbia Gorge Community College in Hood River, Oregon. His new book, The Memoir of Jake Weedsong, was a  2010 Finalist for the AWP Award for the Novel. It has just come out from Serving House Books. The Memoir of Jake Weedsong is about Jake and Estuko Weedsong who are living a bucolic life on their vineyard in rural Oregon. Having been forced . . .

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[The views of this woman tells us why we still need a Peace Corps] Op-Ed Daum: The Amanda Knox moral – there’s no place like home Relief at her return is due at least partly to Americans’ fear of travel in foreign lands. By Meghan Daum October 6, 2011 I didn’t have a huge investment in the fate of Amanda Knox, the 24-year-old American whose conviction for killing her roommate four years ago in Italy was overturned Monday. I was generally too put off and confused by the media circus surrounding the case to try to figure out the whole story. Still, in the moments before the appeals decision was announced, I found myself on the edge of my seat, constantly refreshing my Internet browser until the word “acquit” flashed across the screen. Then I exhaled, a far bigger sigh of relief than I thought I had in me. The . . .

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