Archive - October 28, 2012

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Review of John Guy LaPlante's (Ukraine 2007-09) 27 Months in the Peace Corps: My Story, Unvarnished

Review of John Guy LaPlante's (Ukraine 2007-09) 27 Months in the Peace Corps: My Story, Unvarnished

27 Months in the Peace Corps: My Story, Unvarnished John Guy LaPlante (Ukraine 2007-09) 559 pages Infinity Publishing, $24.95 (Available as an ebook) 2012   Reviewed by Darcy Munson Meijer (Gabon 1982-84) I’ve just finished John Guy LaPlante’s book about his stint with the Peace Corps in Ukraine 27 Months in the Peace Corps: My Story, Unvarnished. LaPlante is a fluid writer, and I learned quite a bit, but at 559 pages, the book is way too long. At age 78, LaPlante became a Peace Corps Volunteer and served from 2007-2009 as an English instructor in Chernihiv. He was the oldest Volunteer serving in the world in Ukraine. LaPlante is a real trooper, a man of heart and goodwill who, in joining the Peace Corps, fulfilled a longtime personal desire to serve the U.S. In addition to his recounting of daily trials and small victories, he frequently asks himself whether the . . .

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