New books by Peace Corps writers — April 2018


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Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation
by Tom Bissell (Uzbekistan 1996)
Vintage — Reissue edition
352 pages
March 2018
$16.95 (paperback), $11.99 (Kindle)


Borderland: An Exploration of States of Consciousness in New and Selected Sonnets
Julie R. Dargis (Morocco 1984–87)
Hermes House Press
February 2018
82 pages
$12.00 (paperback

Island People: Finding Our Way
Henry R.  Danielson (Malawi 1967–68)
Page Publishing
December 2018
438 pages
$22.95 (paperback)

A memoir of Peace Corps and beyond.


Border Penance and Other Stories
(Short Stories)
2nd Ed: Original title Whispering Campaign: Stories from Mesoamerica (2009)
by Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975-77)
February 2018
128 pages
$10.95 (paperback)

A collection of six suspense-filled short stories from south of the Frontera.

Remind Me Again What Happened
by Joanna Luloff (Sri Lanka 1996–98)
Algonquin Books
June 2018
288 pages
$26. 95 (hard cover), $11.99 (Kindle)
128 pages
$10.95 (hard cover)

After Claire, a journalist working in Tamil Nadu, contracts encephalitis and loses much of her memory, she becomes reliant on her estranged husband and best friend to return to an understanding of herself. 



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