After Peace Corps, 200,000 Americans entered the eternal realm of “returned Peace Corps volunteer.” A dozen of them will tell their stories on my radio show in another few weeks. For some the Peace Corps experience gets parlayed into a career, or a novel, or a memoir. There may be a limitless number of books out there with a Peace Corps connection (or author). Here are just a few that I’ve come upon, directly or indirectly, while working on this project.
Josh Berman’s Belize and Nicaragua travel guides and Living Abroad in Nicaragua
Americans Do Their Business Abroad (an anthology about personal “business”)
Emily Arsenault’s novels In Search of the Rose Notes and The Broken Teaglass
And here’s a blog where former Peace Corps volunteers write about all kinds of things.
There are plenty of others—add your favorites in the Comments below! (And note: these are not endorsements.)