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Dear Exile: The True Story of Two Friends Separated (For a Year) by an Ocean

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A funny and moving story told through the letters of two women nurturing a friendship as they are separated by distance, experience, and time. Close friends and former college roommates, Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery promised to write when Kate's Peace Corps assignment took her to Africa. Over the course of a single year, they exchanged an offbeat and moving series of letters from rural Kenya to New York City and back again. Kate, an idealistic teacher, meets unexpected realities ranging from poisonous snakes and vengeful cows to more serious hazards: a lack of money for education; a student body in revolt. Hilary, braving the singles scene in Manhattan, confronts her own realities, from unworthy suitors to job anxiety and first apartment woes. Their correspondence tells--with humor, warmth, and vivid personal detail--the story of two young women navigating their twenties in very different ways, and of the very special friendships we are sometimes lucky enough to find.

Synopsis:

The letters between two former college roomates as one spent a year with the Peace Corps in Kenya.

Synopsis:

A funny and moving story told through the letters of two women nurturing a friendship as they are separated by distance, experience, and time.

About the Author

Hilary Liftin grew up in Washington, DC. In 1991 she graduated from Yale University, where she was the editor of the Yale Literary Magazine. She has worked in book publishing as an associate editor of nonfiction and literary fiction and as an editor/producer at several websites. She currently develops online products for Muze, a provider of digital information about music, videos and books, in New York City.

Kate Montgomery was raised in Wakefield, Rhode Island. She studied at Yale and Columbia Universiities, and has spent time teaching in both Czechoslovakia and Kenya. Kate has previously co-authored a non-fiction book A Teacher's Guide to Standardized Reading Tests. She is currently on leave from her job as a high school English teacher in Harlem to raise, with her husband David Hackenburg, their new son, Kobi.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375726088
Subtitle:
The True Story of Two Friends Separated (For a Year) by an Ocean
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Prologue:
Liftin, Hilary
Photographer:
Montgomery, Kate
Photographer:
Kate Montgomery
Author:
Hilary Liftin
Author:
Kate Montgomery
Author:
Montgomery, Kate
Author:
Liftin, Hilary
Author:
Lifton, Hilary
Author:
Hilary Lifton and Kate Montgomery
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Travelers
Subject:
Africa - Kenya
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Africa - East - Kenya
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Travelers
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Women
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Travelers
Subject:
History : Africa - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Subject:
Travel : Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Ramisi (Kenya) Description and travel.
Subject:
Ramisi
Subject:
New York
Subject:
Correspondence
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Ramisi (Kenya) Social life and customs.
Subject:
Biography-Women
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Travel Writing-Africa and Middle East
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Subject:
World History-Africa
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990427
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
203

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » World History » Africa
History and Social Science » World History » General
Travel » Africa » Kenya
Travel » Travel Writing » General

Dear Exile: The True Story of Two Friends Separated (For a Year) by an Ocean
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