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Triumph & Hope: Golden Years With The Peace Corps in Honduras Paperback – December 29, 2008
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If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a Peace Corps volunteer at an age when most of us are drawing Social Security, then "Triumph & Hope: Golden Years with the Peace Corps in Honduras" is the book for you. Her memoir is, indeed, a story of triumph and hope as she overcame divorce and the death of her own son, followed by the death of a foster son, to make a difference in an impoverished developing county.
Barbara was determined to rise from the ashes of these bitter disappointments. Unlike most volunteers, she was already fluent in the language of her host country, Spanish, even before she arrived, which eased her adjustment to a strange, new culture. Her book is a wonderful tale of warm encounters and lasting friendships with the people she served. It's illustrated with photos of her friends and colleagues that provide evidence of her accomplishments in a country she adopted as her own.
Having trained Peace Corps personnel, I feel Barbara Joe's book is a "how to" for future Volunteers and Staff, this must be made mandatory reading...pay attention Peace Corps, and not a bad way for family and friends to learn what it means to be with the Peace Corps. If you are even thinking about the experience that will change your life, check out Triumph and Hope by Barbara Joe...I couldn't put it down once I opened to the first page.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book. Gives a good picture of a peace core volunteer work. One also learns a lot about the country of Honduras, its people, and the conditions they are living in. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Christina B.
So enjoyed Barbara's insight! Very real, emotional, personal & descriptive so that I felt like I was walking alongside her on this journey. Thank you for bringing this to us! TeriPublished on January 28, 2014 by Terese E Houle
Barbara Joe's book is inspiring, entertaining--and helpful. It rolls along and takes the reader with it. One of the questions often asked Peace Corps volunteers is....WHY?! Read morePublished on January 18, 2014 by Nancy N. Sullivan
Barbara Joe's account of her experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras compels the reader to want to learn more about the country and the work of the Peace Corps. Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Amy M Luebke
While reading this book, I felt like a fly on Barbara's shoulder, experiencing what she went through, the living conditions, the side effects of malaria medications, what the... Read morePublished on November 8, 2012 by Nan
Who submitted that nasty review of Barbara's excellent book?...if he did not like Barbara's book, just say you did not like it and go on! Read morePublished on June 25, 2012 by FlacoBob
My duties as a librarian in New York City include providing services to those 50+, and I especially enjoy having individuals who have changed direction later in life speak at the... Read morePublished on June 3, 2012 by Brigid Cahalan
As another former Peace Corps volunteer who served in Honduras, I eagerly read Ms. Joe's book. Although Honduras ranks among the top three Peace Corps destinations during the last... Read morePublished on May 13, 2012 by Lawrence F. Lihosit
As a very long term admirer of The Peace Corps, (50 years in fact) Barbara's book brings home to me how very much has been gained in terms of intercultural relationships and good... Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by Erika Brigham