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The Whole of The Moon
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,100. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Adventure » General
In 1988, near the end of the Cold War, a group of young Americans working for an international aid organization plunge into the beautiful, fascinating, yet dangerous world of Zaire, Africa. Ambitious, if a bit naïve, they must overcome hardship and tragedy, pushing themselves to their personal limits, while forging strong bonds among themselves and the local villagers they’ve come there to help.
The Canoeist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 224,060. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
The Canoeist is the odyssey of a young man that begins in New Jersey in the post WWW II years, continues through the turbulent 60s and (almost) ends a quarter century later in the Andes Mountains of Colombia at the beginning of the drug trade and civil war. It contains violent scenes, strong language and is meant for mature readers.
Heaven and Hell in the Philippines: Journal of a Peace Corps Volunteer
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 232,860. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian
The author served as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in the Philippines from 1985 to 1987 as an agro-forestry specialist. This book is a daily journal describing some of the encounters, experiences, trials and tribulations he went through as he became a part of the culture and daily life of a small farming community in Quirino Province. This book is a transcription of his entire journal.
White Moon in a Powder Blue Sky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,580. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Inspirational, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A collection of poetry and prose with "thought experiments" in quantum physics, the role of consciousness, and the presence of spirit in our multidimensional world.
The Day That I Die
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Historical » General
Retired marine colonel "Red" Elwell is sent on government business to the island of Peleliu, the scene of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. On the night of his arrival, he is ambushed in the jungle by a band of men and bayoneted to death. Elwell had been a war hero and a public figure, and the press swarms in from the four corners of the globe.
Paper Boat: Discovering India with a Master Storyteller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 109,600. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Appreciate the incredible history and culture of India through the fascinating tales of Kerkhoff and Pejathaya. Both write with remarkable feeling as they interweave Indian experiences. Their stories offer a refreshing look at a remarkable country, its people, customs and its maze of religious proclivity.
The Fortunate Few IVS Volunteers from Asia to the Andes
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 108,360. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
IVS placed almost 1,400 idealistic young people in development projects in forty countries. The IVS story as an organization, its various programs, and its historical shifts is complex and has yet to be told in full. This volume is an inspiring step in the right direction.
The Soft Exile
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,240. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Soft Exile chronicles an idealistic, young American’s decision to join the Peace Corps after an aborted suicide attempt. He spends two years in the fabled lands of the Mongolian desert-steppe, searching for redemption and an alternative to modern American life, all the while lusting for an answer to a question that will either doom or save everything… “What is the value of a good deed?”
Ethiopian Vignettes: Seeing is Believing
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 21,340. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Civil & human rights
Life, travel, and work in Ethiopia for 6 months in 2005 and again in 2008 for a month. From the magical mystery that is Lalibela to the heartbreak that exists in refugee camps to the long-distance runners of Ethiopia, this a glimpse into the homeland of the diverse peoples that I grew to greatly respect and admire. 50% of all profits from this book's sales go to Project Gaia's refugee program.
Whispers of Honduras: A Peace Corps Experience
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 12,370. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Peace Corps Honduras Volunteer account of life in a rural, mountain village in Olancho from 1997-99 and a return there in 2007. Additionally, travels around the country, including Garifuna villages, are highlighted through words and photos. "Return to Hondo" chapters capture the beauty of visiting friends and the joy of travel.