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“A middle-grade adventure filled with mystery, friendship, and heart — like a Da Vinci Code for kids.”
Turn Left at OrionHundreds of Night Sky Objects to See in a Home Telescope – and How to Find Them
Brother Guy Consolmagno (Kenya 1983–85) and Dan M. Davis
Cambridge University Press
2019 — 5th edition!
$22.93 (spiral bound)
This unique and best-selling guidebook to the night sky shows amateur astronomers how to observe a host of celestial wonders. Its distinct format of object-by-object spreads illustrates how deep-sky objects and planets will actually look in a small telescope, with large pages and spiral binding for ease of use outside.
If personal memory is false, what happens when you try to construct a memory of something that you don’t remember but should—that you desperately want to remember?
Amy Romano, a former PCV (Romania) and flamenco dancer in Tampa’s Latin district, finds herself back in 1932 and on the run from gangsters and J. Edgar Hoover’s moonshine-busting G-men.
From the mountains of the Tibetan borderland, to the skyscrapers and bright lights of Chengdu, Fast Train Home is part memoir, part philosophical rumination on the meaning and importance of travel and the value of strange experiences. Come get lost with the Peace Corps’ finest volunteers in these introspective, semi-autobiographical tales of hapless adventure.
A young woman’s experiences as a PCV in Peru.
Florida Lost and Found: Nature in the Changing Landscape
By Fran Palmeri (Benin 1967-68)
Green Pilgrimage Press
Florida Lost and Found celebrates all of natural Florida, not just her beautiful beaches but her magical springs where manatees congregate, mysterious cypress swamps, and prairies lush with wildflowers.
This novel that takes place in the Araucarian region of south-central Chile not only is it a story of love, it also presents a history of the region, its native people, their folklore music, and their plants with medicinal powers.
In her tenth book, Mildred Taylor (Ethiopia 1965-67) completes her sweeping saga about the Logan family of Mississippi, which is also the story of the civil rights movement in America of the 20th century.