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Last Moon Dancing: A Memoir of Love And Real Life in Africa Hardcover – May 15, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0962863233 ISBN-10: 0962863238 Edition: First Edition

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Clover Park Pr; First Edition edition (May 15, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962863238
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962863233
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,756,046 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Diane F. Ellinger on June 2, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I loved Monique Schmidt's memoir. Her honest,straight-forward account of her years in the Peace Corps in Africa is brutal, beautiful and witty. Woven through her African experience are connections to her childhood and early adulthood, but not always in the usual prose format. There may be a poem or an anecdote. Some of the revelations will anger the reader; some will shock, but throughout, you know Schmidt's telling it exactly as she sees and experiences life.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Barbara A. Gaspar on July 5, 2005
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Once I started reading Last Moon Dancing I could not put it down. I felt all emotions from desperate to amused but the most dominate thing I felt was pride. I am proud that young people have the courage and ambition to commite themselves to the aid and education of those with less. It is an awe inspiring story and one that is so fantastic it couldn't be anything but admired
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Goldenstein on June 14, 2005
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I just finished reading this book and was touched by Monique Schmidt's brutal honesty and self-evaluation. Schmidt bares her innermost thoughts to the reader. I found myself laughing out loud and, at times, crying. A very touching book about life, love and her Peace Corps experiences!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. Unruh on September 4, 2005
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I highly recommend Last Moon Dancing, a memoir of a Peace Corps Volunteer's experience in Africa, by Monique Maria Schmidt. Schmidt's plan was to teach, sacrifice and contribute to an African village. She soon realizes, however, that she has brought more to Africa than planned. Woven into her journey are the memories of her own childhood on a farm in a Mennonite community in South Dakota. Schmidt humorously tries to make sense of it all and soon realizes she is surrounded by love. Schmidt's writing style is engaging and ranges from poetic & profound to blunt & to the point.
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