Dear Exile

By Hilary Liftin, Kate Montgomery,

Book cover of Dear Exile: The True Story Of Two Friends Separated (For A Year) By An Ocean

Book description

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…

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1 author picked Dear Exile as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This story is told in a series of letters exchanged between two former college roommates, one who marries and joins the Peace Corps in Kenya with her husband, the other striking out on her own in New York City. Each writer has a magic in her writing style that is all her own, which would make either of their tales a standalone success, but the “secret sauce” of this book lies in the juxtaposition of their two very different lives. Each writer’s tales of triumph and woe—lifestyles that could not be more polar opposite—play off one another in the most…

From Christine's list on serving in the Peace Corps.

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