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The poems in Figuring in the Figure are laden with aphorisms, puns, and witticisms meditate on shapes, angles, thinking about thinking, marriage, and the joys and trials of bringing a daughter into the world, among others.
A groundbreaking revisionist history of the last days of the Vietnam War that reveals the acts of American heroism that saved more than one hundred thousand South Vietnamese from communist revenge
Betty Sue is an innocent young girl who acts out the agony of Christ once a week. It is haunting and fascinating to millions. The TV says it’s a miracle. The Church says it’s fake. But this is no charade — from her head, hands, feet and side pours her blood. Witnessing this agonizing phenomenon is Father Stephen Kinsella, a Catholic priest whose faith is already unsteady. Is she divine? Or damned?
More Than Birding: Observations from Antarctica, Madagascar, and Bhutan
Harriet Denison (Tanzania 1966–67)
Peace Corps Writers
$15.00 (paperback); $7.99 (Kindle)
A travel memoir of Denison’s adventures on three continents observing birds, animals, and unique breathtaking landscapes found no place else on earth.
This Red Land (novel)
Arthur B. Dobrin (Kenya 1965–67)
A riveting, tragic tale that bridges the lives of richly developed characters in New York and Kenya across decades marked by violent political and social upheavals.
An earnest, sometimes painful, yet hopeful tale that mirrors the experiences of countless families seeking safety from extreme violence in Central America that shows what it means to sacrifice for family and future and rebuild, and will enthrall young adult and adult readers alike.
Everywhere Stories: Short Fiction from a Small Planet, Volume III
Edited by Clifford Garstang (South Korea 1976-77)
Press 53 Publisher
October 16, 2018
With a theme of “It’s an Adventurous World,” this exciting addition to the Everywhere Stories series takes readers on a journey around the globe: to a mysterious discovery in Mongolia, to an expedition in the Australian Outback, to revolution in Chile, and to more stories in countries on every continent. Six RPCVs have stories in this edition.
In this slightly fictionlized intimate portrayal of family members and friends, I reveal the secrets that build the strong sense of community in an African village; these are the ties that still bind me today!
“This linked set of seriocomic stories that hopscotches across a half-century . . . emphasizes unlikely transformations over time―and, as the title suggests, the role of place in those transformations.” ― Kirkus Reviews
What Sahel Am I Doin’ Here?: 30 Years of Misadventures in Africa
Steve Wisecarver (Senegal 1976–78; Staff-CD Madaagascar, Kenya 2008–2013)
“What Sahel Am I Doin’ Here?” is a collection of light-hearted tales that captures the exotic, bizarre, comic and even magical nature of daily life on the African continent; and it is the author’s tribute to the resilience, joy and adventurous spirit of the African peoples.