New books by Peace Corps writers — June 2019



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Legacy in Stone: Syria Before War
by Kevin Bubriski (Nepal 1975-78)
PowerHouse Books
164 pages
January 2019
$50.00 (hard cover)

The Biloxi Connection (The Crescent Beach Series — Book 3)
David J. Mather (Chile 1968–70)
Peace Corps Writers
June 2019
385 pages
$14.95 (paperback), $8.99 (Kindle)

Retired state trooper Rusty McMillan is doubly guilt-ridden in that he didn’t prevent his best friend’s murder and only months later he is sleeping with Crystal, his best friend’s widow and the only way his and Crystal’s relationship can survive is if he can put the guilt behind him: he has to find the killer.

The Mystical Land of Myrrh
(short stories)
MaryAnn Shank (Somalia 1967–69)
Dippity Press
February 2019
222 pages
$13.99 (paperback), $3.99 (Kindle), $13.97 (audiobook)

Stories of a young Peace Corps Volunteer who stretched her senses to soak in every story, every song that was around her, but her missteps tossed a beautiful young woman into a whipping circle, and denied her students the futures they had worked so hard to obtain.

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