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Never the Same Again: Life, Service, and Friendship in Liberia - HYBRID

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Sun, 09/25/2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
1200 11th St
Bellingham, WA 98225-7015

Join Susan E. Greisen, local author of the award winning memoir In Search of Pink Flamingos, for the launch of this newest anthology/memoir, co-edited by Susan Corbett and Karen E. Lange. All the editors have lived and worked several years abroad in Africa.

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Never the Same Again: Life, Service, and Friendship in Liberia is a collection of true stories and poems from fifty authors who take you on a heartfelt journey of their wonderful experiences to those marred by illness, adversity and civil wars. Susan E. Greisen will share with you in person this wonderful book with excerpt readings from authors who will join us virtually from around the nation. Slides from this book will add to this book launch experience. Celebrating the Peace Corps’ 60th Anniversary in Liberia, Never the Same Again, is an anthology of enduring hope spanning sixty years. Written by those who lived and worked in Liberia, this book shares heartfelt accounts of adversity and acceptance, illness and healing, escape from war, and improbable reunion. Glimpse into everyday Liberian life in the village, classroom, and clinic, where relationships were formed and lost, and many were found again. Once you read this book, you will feel as its authors do . . . never the same again.

This Friends of Liberia (FOL) sponsored book will be available for sale, in-person and virtually, during the event. All proceeds go to FOL who fund humanitarian programs in Liberia.

Susan E. Greisen is a longtime resident of Bellingham, a retired RN, and author of an award-winning memoir, In Search of Pink Flamingos . She has been a Peace Corps volunteer (PCV) in Liberia from 1971-73 and in Tonga 1973-74.
Susan Corbett resides in Colorado and was a PCV in Liberia from 1976-79. She is also a published author of In the Belly of the Elephant. She teaches ESL to adult immigrants.
Karen E. Lange lives in Maryland and served as a PCV in Liberia in 1984-86. She later returned to Liberia as a journalist covering the turbulent times is Liberia.

Never the Same Again: Life, Service, and Friendship in Liberia By Susan E. Greisen (Editor) Cover Image
By Susan E. Greisen (Editor)
ISBN: 9781736935156
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sidekick Press - May 24th, 2022

In Search of Pink Flamingos: A Woman's Quest for Forgiveness and Unconditional Love By Susan E. Greisen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780999804841
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Sidekick Press - April 2nd, 2020

In the Belly of the Elephant: A Memoir of Africa By Susan Corbett Cover Image
ISBN: 9781523648771
Availability: Not in-stock currently-usually arrives within 1-14 business days
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - March 1st, 2016