Print book price range: $14.35-$16.99
eBook price range: $5.99
About Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with the Peace Corps in Honduras:
Joining the Peace Corps was something I’d always dreamed of doing ever since 1961 when President Kennedy first announced the corps’ formation. But life intervened and I didn’t actually join until 2000 when I was 62, inspired by Miss Lillian, President Carter’s mother, a Peace Corps volunteer in her 60’s in India. I had recently suffered the untimely deaths of my son and a foster son and needed a new purpose in life; Peace Corps offered that opportunity. I went as a health volunteer to Honduras, a country I had first visited as a toddler in 1941 when my father worked at the Mayan ruins of Copán. A male friend sternly warned, “You’ll never make it; mark my words, you’ll be home by Christmas at the latest.” But I extended beyond the usual 27 months and stayed for 3 Christmases! I even started a support group for over-50 volunteers called OAKS, for Older And Knowing Souls. While in service, I posted a monthly Letter from Honduras on a website. Three readers I’d never met before visited me as a result and, when I came home, readers urged me to combine the letters into a book. The result is Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with the Peace Corps in Honduras, with “Triumph” referring to El Triunfo, my first Peace Corps site, and “Hope,” to the second, La Esperanza. The book’s cover is rendered in the blue and white of the Honduran flag interspersed with my photos of everyday scenes and more photos appear throughout the book. My book was declared “Best Peace Corps Memoir of 2009” by Peace Corps Writers and The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe said, “Barbara’s book is a great read… Buy and read this book, no matter your age.” As an adventure story, it has appealed to people in all walks of life, not just potential volunteers, showing it’s never too late to embark on a new path, even after a terrible loss. When I returned home, I started a new career as a Spanish interpreter in hospitals and schools, something I’m still doing at age 77. And I still return yearly to Honduras (11 times so far) to volunteer with medical brigades and other projects begun while I was in service.
Purchase Print Books
Buy Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with the Peace Corps in Honduras Print Edition at Amazon
Link to Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with the Peace Corps in Honduras on Barnes and Noble/Nook
Links to Purchase eBooks
Is This Book Available in Kindle Unlimited? Yes
If you have read this book tell us what you thought!
Disclaimer: All information for this book was submitted by the author and is presented as is so you get to know the author and their style. Prices are subject to change.