Travels in Ghana
on Dec. 27, 2010
This travelogue is the next best thing to a trip to Ghana! Through the author's vivid descriptions and photographs, I felt like I was traveling along with her, visiting unique villages and historic sites, participating in cultural events, eating the local foods, meeting colorful characters. Not only did I learn a lot about the history of Ghana, I enjoyed the entertaining anecdotes sprinkled throughout the book. I also appreciated the author's compassion and respect for the people of this country as she traveled along. Travels in Ghana is an extremely well-written and insightful description of life in Ghana -- not to be missed!
Bread From the Sky
on Jan. 13, 2011
I was enthralled from the very first page of this compelling memoir about a woman's courageous two years in a world far-removed from her "normal" everyday life in the United States. Heart-warming, thought-provoking, and humorous, this book vividly describes the people, places, and cultural differences, as well as the shared human emotions she experienced during her stint in the Peace Corp in Togo. I felt her frustrations and laughed out loud, more than once! And, I admit to shedding a tear here and there. Her dedication to Wentarba still tugs at my heart strings. Once you start this book, you won't put it down.