Dodging Machetes Wins Best Multicultural Non-Fiction of 2012 From USA Best Book Awards

captureThe winner of the “Multicultural Non-Fiction” Award from USA Book News is Dodging Machetes: How I Survived Forbidden Love, Bad Behavior, and the Peace Corps in Fiji by Will Lutwick (Fiji 1968-70). A Peace  Corps Writers Book, it was published in 2012.

Other finalists were: Journey to the Heart: Secrets of Aboriginal Healing by Dr. Gary Holz with Robbie Holz (iUniverse) and Returning: A Tale of Vasalisa and Baba Yoga by Suzanne Banay Santo (Red Butterfly Publication)

Author Lutwick

Author Lutwick

This the 10th Annual USA Best Book Awards. USA Book News covers books from all sections of the publishing industry-mainstream, independent, & self-published.  USA Book News will continue to feature quality books and aggressively promote those books to the publishing & entertainment industries, national media and the book buying public.

Awards by USA Book News are giving in 137 categories from  African-American Studies  to Youth Issues.


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  • Thank you, John, for posting this and Lawrence for the congrats. Both of you are great and prolific writers and have been very supportive of “Dodging Machetes.” Please support all of their many books including their latest ones: John’s “The Caddie Who Won the Masters” and Lawrence’s “Years On and Other Travel Essays.”

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