Archive - October 11, 2011

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When to Stop Working on Your Book
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September 2011 Peace Corps Books
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August 2011 Peace Corps Books

When to Stop Working on Your Book

By Jason Boog on October 11, 2011 3:47 PM published in GalleyCat Before publishing his new novel Mule, novelist Tony D’Souza made the toughest decision a writer ever has to make. He stopped working on a novel after years of work and started from scratch with a new book. In a short essay, D’Souza explained why he made this difficult decision, offering some important advice for all aspiring writers. Last week the production team behind Blue Valentine optioned the movie rights to Mule. D’Souza wrote: “The day we closed the deal on my first novel Whiteman (2006), my agent Liz Darhansoff gave me this advice, ‘Go to your room and start your next book.’ I took her up on it. I know that for many authors, the second novel is the hardest, but after a few months of failed starts, I quickly broke into the opening pages of The Konkans . . .

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September 2011 Peace Corps Books

Peasants Come Last: A Memoir of the Peace Corps at Fifty by J. Larry Brown (India late 1960s) Lucita Publisher $12.99 (paperback), $9.99 (Kindle) 174 pages September 2011 • Mule: A Novel of Moving Weight by Tony D’Souza (Ivory Coast 2000–02; Madagascar 2002–03) Mariner Books $14.95 (paperback), $9.66 (Kindle) 304 pages September 2011 • The Time of the Monkey, Rooster, and Dog: A Peace Corps Volunteer’s Years in Korea by Charles A. Hobbie (Korea 1968–71) iUniverse $24.95 (paperback), $9.99 (e-book) 355 pages August 2011 • Red White and Black and Blue (Novel) by Richard Stevenson (pseudonym of Dick Lipez Ethiopia 1962-64) mlrpress $14.99 (paperback), $6.99 (Kindle) 224 pages September 2011

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August 2011 Peace Corps Books

The Peace Corpse: Misadventures in Love and Africa by Andy Christofferson (Tanzania 2002–04) CreateSpace 362 pages $14.99 (paperback); $2.99 (Kindle) May 2011 • To the Far Side of Planet Earth: A Peace Corps Memoir by Jim McConkey (India 1967–69) Infinity Publishing 350 pages $17.95 (paperback) May 2011 • Burmese Refugees: Letters from the Thai-Burma Border Edited by TF Rhoden (Thailand 2005–07) and TLS Rhoden Digital Lycanthrope 112 pages $13.95 (paperback), $9.95 (Kindle) August 2011 • The Memoir of Jack Weedsong by Timothy Schell (Central Africa Empire 1978–79) Serving House Books 160 pages $15.00 (paperback), $9.99 (Kindle) August 2011 A Life In Time: A Woman’s Journey from Orphanage to Peace Corps by Kate Stone (India 1966–68) 204 pages August 2011

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