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The Barrios of Manta: A Personal Account of the Peace Corps in Ecuador
Rhoda and Earle Brooks (Ecuador 1962-64)
New American Library, Signet 1965
Peace Corps memoir

First Comes Love, then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life
Eve Brown-Waite (Ecuador 1988)
Broadway Books
Peace Corps memoir

The Making of An Un–American: A Dialogue with Experience
Paul Cowan (Ecuador 1966-67)
Viking, 1970
Peace Corps memoir

Growing Up Yanqui
Rachel Cowan (Ecuador 1966-67)
Viking Juvenile, 1975
Peace Corps memoir

The Peace Corps Diaries: An American Odyssey: Ecuador, 1964-1966
Ken Cox (Ecuador 1964–66)
Peace Corps Writers
Peace Corps creative non-fiction

The Gringo: A Memoir
J. Grigsby Crawford (Ecuador 2009–11)
Wild Elephant Press, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

A Touch of Peace
J R Groothuis (Ecuador 1991–93)
4 Square Books, 2016
Peace Corps novel

Green Fires: Assault on Eden: A Novel of the Ecuadorian Rainforest
Marnie Mueller (Ecuador 1963–65)
Curbstone Press
Peace Corps novel

Living Poor: A Peace Corps Chronicle
Moritz Thomsen (Ecuador 1965-67)
University of Washington Press, 1969; 1990; 1997
Peace Corps memoir

Carlos Wark (Ecuador 1984-86)
Lulu, 2005
Peace Corps novel

Andean Adventures: An Unexpected Search for Meaning, Purpose and Discovery Across Three Countries
Allan “Alonzo” J. Wind (Ecuador 1980–82)
self-published, 2020
Peace Corps memoir



Living in El Salvador: A Nebraska Farm Boy Joins the Peace Corps
H. Lynn Beck (El Salvador 1967–69; Brazil 1974–76)
Iuniverse, 2019
Peace Corps memoir

Dear Mom and Dad: Letters Home from the Peace Corps
Kate  Griffin (El Salvador 1963–65)
Independently published, 2016
Peace Corps letters

A Life in Five Years: A Memoir
Alejandro E Marquez (El Salvador 2009–2011)
Independently published 2017
Peace Corps memoir

Kilometer 99: A Novel
Tyler McMahon (El Salvador 1999–2002 )
St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014
Peace Corps novel

Everything Happens for the Best: A Cross-Cultural Romance During the Early Years of the Peace Corps
Philip R. Mitchell (El Salvador 1964–66)
Peace Corps memoir

Coming of Age in El Salvador
Jim  Winship (El Salvador 1970-72)
Verdada Press, 2014
Peace Corps memoir



Life as a Peace Corps Volunteer Ethiopia and Eritrea, 1972-74
by Michael Banister (Ethiopia 1972-74)
Self Published, 2021
Peace Corps memoir

Eritrea Remembered: Recollections & Photos of Peace Corps Volunteers
Editor: Marian Haley Beil (Ethiopia 1962-64)
Peace Corps Writers, 2011
Peace Corps essay collection



In Search of the Elusive Peace Corps Moment — Destination: Estonia
Douglas  Wells (Estonia 1992-96)
Xlibris, 2001
Peace Corps memoir


formerly Swaziland

You Are Invited To Serve: A Black American Peace Corps Volunteer Serves in Swaziland
Joseph Green III (Eswatini/Swaziland 1987–89)
iUniverse, 2010
Peace Corps memoir

Box Seat to History: Memoir of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Southern Africa 1975-1977
George  Hehir (Swaziland 1975–77)
Independently published, 2013
Peace Corps journal

Sawubona, I See You: Stories by a Former Peace Corps Volunteer in Africa
Daniel  Stantus (Eswatini/Swaziland 1970–74)
Independently published, 2021
Peace Corps true stories

The Narrow Window
by Gary D. Wilson (Swaziland 1969-71)
Roundfire Books, March 2024
$9.49 (Kindle); $16.72 (Paperback)



Life as a Peace Corps Volunteer Ethiopia and Eritrea, 1972-74
by Michael Banister (Ethiopia 1972-74)
Self Published, 2021
Peace Corps memoir

Eradicating Smallpox in Ethiopia: Peace Corps Volunteers’ Accounts of Their Adventures, Challenges and Achievements
Editors: Gene L. Bartley (Ethiopia 1970-72), John Scott Porterfield (Ethiopia 1971-73), Alan Schnur (Ethiopia 1971-73), James W. Skelton, Jr. (Ethiopia  1970-72)
Contributors: Warren Barrash (Malaysia 1970–72, Ethiopia 1973–74), Gene L. Bartley (Ethiopia 1970–75), David Bourne (1972–74),
Peter Carrasco (1972–74), Stuart Gold (Ethiopia 1973–74), Russ Handzus (Ethiopia 1970–72), Dr. Donald Ainslie Henderson, Scott D. Holmberg (Ethiopia 1971–73), John Scott Porterfield (1971–73), Vince Radke (Ethiopia 1970-74), Michael Santarelli (Ethiopia 1970-73), Alan Schnur (Ethiopia 1971–73), James Siemon (Ethiopia 1970–72), James W. Skelton, Jr. (Ethiopia 1970–72), Robert Steinglass (Ethiopia 1973–75), Marc Strassburg (1970–72)
Peace Corps Writers, 2019
Peace Corps memoirs

Stories From The Arusi Hills
Daniel F. Close (Ethiopia 1964-1966)
NY: Vantage, 1973; Warren VT: The Tamarac Press, 2011
Peace Corps short stories

Three Years in Gemu Gofa
Bradford Coady (Ethiopia 1968-71) Edited by Irma B. Grigg
Vantage Press, 1974
Peace Corps memoir

Long Ago and Far Away
John Coyne (Ethiopia 1962–64)
Peace Corps Writers 2014
Peace Corps novel

Needle In a Haystack: Searching for the World’s Last Cases of Smallpox in Ethiopia
Benjamin F. Crabtree  (Ethiopia 1974-75) 
Peace Corps Writers 2023
Peace Corps memoir

My Years in the Early Peace Corps: Ethiopia, 1965-1966 (Volume 2)
Sonja Krause Goodwin (Nigeria 1964–65; Ethiopia1965–66)
Hamilton Books, 2021
Peace Corps memoir

Taking the Plunge Into Ethiopia: Tales of a Peace Corps Volunteer
William L. Hershey  (Ethiopia 1968–70, Ethiopia Peace Corps trainer 1973)
Universithy of Akron Press/Bliss Inst. 2023
Peace Corps memoir

Never Forgotten: Teaching in Rebellious Eritrea 1965-1967 & Returning After 35 Years
Paul E. Huntsberger (Ethiopia 1965–67 )
LifeRichPublishing, October 2014
Peace Corps memoir

Poetry Sketches
Eldon Katter (Ethiopia 1962–64)
Peace Corps Writers, July 2018
Peace Corps poetry/illustrations

Poetry Sketches: A Peace Corps Memoir
Eldon Katter (Ethiopia 1962-64)
Peace Corps Writers, 2020
Peace Corps memoir in art and poetry

Through Ferengi Eyes: The Diary of A Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia 1974–1976
Klein (Ethiopia 1974-76)
Hicksville, NY: Exposition Press, 1979
Peace Corps memoir

Letters from a Wondrous Empire: An Epistolary Memoir
by Cynthia Nelson Mosca (Ethiopia 1967–69)
A Peace Corps Writers Book, 2021
Peace Corps letters and commentary

A Time To . . .: A Baby Boomer’s Spiritual Adventures
Ronald Louis Peterson (Ethiopia 1973-75)
CreateSpace, 2011
Peace Corps novel 

Home Is Where My Earrings Are
Dannie Russell (Ethiopia 1963–65 )
Peppertree Press, 2012
Peace Corps memoir

Volunteering In Ethiopia: A Peace Corps Odyssey
James W. Skelton, Jr. (Ethiopia 1970-72)
Denver, CO: Beaumont Books, 1991
Peace Corps memoir

With Kennedy in the Land of the Dead: A Novel of the 1960s
William Siegel
Peace Corps Writers, 2019
Peace Corps novel

Haile Selassie’s Ethiopia — Revisited
photos by Hoyt A. Smith (Ethiopia 1962–65) and with introduction and historical notes by Ted Vestal (staff: Ethiopia 1964–66)
Self published
Peace Corps photos

Thirteen Months of Sunshine
Patricia Summers-Parish (Ethiopia 1962-64)
PublishAmerica, 2009
Peace Corps memoir

Eric Torgersen
Hanging Loose Press, 1983 – 2nd edition
Peace Corps novella

Come to Africa and Save Your Marriage and Other Stories
Maria Thomas [Roberta Worrick] (Ethiopia 1971-73)
Soho Press, 1987
Peace Corps short stories

Heading Home
Paul E. Tsongas (Ethiopia 1962-64)
Knopf, 1984; Vintage 1992
Peace Corps memoir

The Old Man in the Bag . . . And Other True Stories of Good Intentions
Ted  Wells (Ethiopia 1968–71)
Independently published, 2012
Peace Corps true stories



A Small Key Opens Big Doors:
50 Years of Amazing Peace Corps Stories (Vol. 3: The Heart of Eurasia)
Jay  Chen (Kazakhstan 2005–08), editor
Travelers’ Tales/Solas House, 2011
Peace Corps essay collection


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