New books by Peace Corps writers — July & August 2019

To purchase any of these books from — Click on the book cover, the bold book title, or the publishing format you would like — and Peace Corps Worldwide, an Amazon Associate, will receive a small remittance from your purchase that will help support the site and the annual Peace Corps Writers awards.

We now include a one-sentence description — provided by the author — for the books listed here in hopes of encouraging readers  1) to order the book and 2) to volunteer to review it. See a book you’d like to review for Peace Corps Worldwide? Send a note to Marian at, and we’ll send you a copy along with a few instructions.

The Price of Freedom
Martin R. Ganzglass (Somalia 1966–68)
Peace Corps Writers
370 pages
July 2019
$14.95 (paperback)

This sixth and last novel of the American Revolution by Martin Ganzglass begins after the crucial victory at Yorktown in October 1781, and ends in the summer of 1784 in liberated New York City when Patriots and former Loyalists begin to overcome their wartime differences.

Common Sense 2019: A Bipartisan Call to Take Back our Government
Joshua A. H.  Harris (Mali 1996–98) & Anonymous Anonymous
27 pages
March 2019
$5.60 (paperback), $3.95 (Kindle)

Book coverUnorthodoxy
Joshua A. H.  Harris (Mali 1996–98)
Atmosphere Press
December 2019
$8.99 (Kindle), $8.69 pre-release price

The surviving son of a germophobic mother, Cecil Reitmeister embraces all forms of bacteria and formulates an elaborate plan to lead humanity out of the Anthropocene and into a new era of interspecies harmony.

book coverAsia Without Borders: Crossing the Great Expanse
by Steve Kaffen (Russia 1994-96)
SK Journeys Publisher
285 pages
$14.00 (paperback)

Join explorer Steve Kaffen on an exciting journey across South Asia, part of his epic trip around the world. Explore eight fascinating countries, meet their residents and experience their cultures, and have a succession of adventures along the way.

Bookcover of Neighbors: oral History from Madera, California Neighbors: Oral History from Madera, California
by  Lawrence F. Lihosit (Honduras 1975-77)
Kindle Direct Publishing
May 2019
232 pages
$20.00 (paperback), $9.99 (Kindle)

book cover

The Identity Question: Blacks and Jews in Europe and America 
by Robert Philipson (Namibia 2004– )
University Press of Mississippi
280 pages
$30.00 (paperback), $50.00 (hardcover), $22.00 (Kindle)

Strange Beauty of the World: Poems
Bill Preston (Thailand 1977–80)
Peace Corps Writers
148 pages
August 2018
$14.00 (paperback), $9.99 (Kindle)

The poems in Strange Beauty of the World invite readers to reflect on the ways the past impinges on the present, how events long ago continue to inform who we are now; to consider acts taken and not taken, and the way actions have unintended consequences; to bear witness to cruelty and injustice; to summon the creative imagination to resist the mundane, challenge the rehearsed response.

book cover

Trick Mirror: Reflections on Self-Delusion
Jia Tolentino (Kyragyzstan 2009-10)
Random House
320 pages
August 6, 2019
$27.00 (hardback), $13.99 (Kindle), $18.99 (paperback)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Copyright © 2022. Peace Corps Worldwide.