New book by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre (Peru)
Between Inca Walls: A Peace Corps Memoir to be published by Evelyn Kohl Latorre
At twenty-one, Evelyn is naïve about life and love. Raised in a small Montana town, she moves at age sixteen with her devout Catholic family to California. There, she is drawn to Latino culture when she works among the migrant workers. During the summer of her junior year in college, Evelyn travels to a small Mexican town to help set up a school and a library — an experience that whets her appetite for a life full of both purpose and adventure.
After graduation, Evelyn joins the Peace Corps and is sent to perform community development work in a small mountain town in the Andes of Perú. There, she and her roommate, Marie, search for meaningful projects and adjust to living with few amenities. Over the course of eighteen months, the two young women work in a hospital, start 4-H clubs, attend campesino meetings, and teach PE in a school with dirt floors. Evelyn is chosen queen of the local boys’ high school and — despite her resolve to resist such temptations — falls in love with a university student. As she comes of age, Evelyn learns about life and love the hard way when she must choose between following the religious rules of her youth and giving in to her sexual desires.
Between Inca Walls: A Peace Corps Memoir
by Evelyn Kohl LaTorre (Peru 1964-66)
She Writes Press
$16.95 (paperback); $8.99 (kindle) — Pre-order Price Guarantee.
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… … and then?
The answer to your question is available now. The second memoir that shows what happens is called, Love in Any Language and can be ordered from any bookstore, Amazon, or Evelyn’s website: http://www.evelynlatorre.com.
Ordered! . . . Can’t wait to read it. For a mostly picture book of our Peace Corps experience, also in Peru, please see our book at: https://www.blurb.com/b/4728368-our-peace-corps-years-1964-1966
David and Audrey Fielding (Cuzco ‘64-‘66)
Yes, I was in Liberia as a Peace Corps Volunteer from 63-65 and found that the African people loved Americans.
I had a student who was gifted in science and came to the US to become an engineer. He gave me a lot of credit for teaching him science but he had an aptitude for it. He returned to Liberia married to his Liberian but well educated wife. He passed away from cancer about 2 years ago and I still miss his calls. Louise Wolf Morgan
I do not have a Website.
Louise A. Morgan
You can order Between Inca Walls, A Peace Corps Memoir by phone from your local book store. They’ll mail it to you when it comes out in August.