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Your Peace Corps Story In The Libraries of Our World

Your Peace Corps Story In The Libraries of Our World

Thanks for the ‘heads up’ suggestions from Steve Kaffen (Russia 1994-96)   by John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962-64) I was doing my daily browsing in my home town library and on the library’s giveaway shelf was a perfect copy of Papa: Hemingway in Key West 1928-1940 by James McLendon. Tucked inside this Popular Library paperback (which, by the way, sold for 95 cents when it was published in 1972) was an article on Hemingway from the April 12, 1999 Newsweek magazine. The article was about the publication of True at First Light, the last writings of Papa, edited by his son Patrick. I also picked up off the shelf The Sportswriter, a novel by the Pen/Faulkner winning writer Richard Ford. Beside it was a collection of short stories, The Next New World, by one of my favorite Peace Corps writers, Bob Shacochis, Eastern Caribbean 1975-76. None of them was stamped as a library book; they had all been . . .

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