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Nine Hills to Nambonkaha
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A graduate of Middlebury College, Sarah Erdman still works for the Peace Corps and lives in Washington, D.C. The child of parents who spent their entire careers in the Foreign Service, she lived in eight countries while growing up.

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"Sarah Erdman's voice rings with a distinct and refreshing intimacy....This book is simply about people and their stories. In the joys and failures of daily routines in a small African village, she finds life itself." --Peter Hessler, author of Rivertown "Exemplary...The writing has the narrative pulse of good fiction, and is as absorbing." --Norman Rush, author of Mortals "Sarah Erdman has been blessed with these gifts: a fervent curiosity, a generous heart, a lightly self-mocking manner, and a fluent and poetic language...A vivid, at turns hilarious, at turns terrifying, important, and beautiful book." --Melissa Fay Greene, author of Praying for Sheetrock "It is rare to be so completely transported to another land....[Erdman's] powers of observation, her prose, and her daring are truly Orwellian." --Abraham Verghese, author of My Own Country Sarah Erdman's voice rings with a distinct and refreshing intimacy....This book is simply about people and their stories. In the joys and failures of daily routines in a small African village, she finds life itself. "Peter Hessler, author of Rivertown" Exemplary...The writing has the narrative pulse of good fiction, and is as absorbing. "Norman Rush, author of Mortals" Sarah Erdman has been blessed with these gifts: a fervent curiosity, a generous heart, a lightly self-mocking manner, and a fluent and poetic language...A vivid, at turns hilarious, at turns terrifying, important, and beautiful book. "Melissa Fay Greene, author of Praying for Sheetrock" It is rare to be so completely transported to another land....[Erdman's] powers of observation, her prose, and her daring are truly Orwellian. "Abraham Verghese, author of My Own Country"" "Sarah Erdman's voice rings with a distinct and refreshing intimacy....This book is simply about people and their stories. In the joys and failures of daily routines in a small African village, she finds life itself."--Peter Hessler, author of "Rivertown" "Exemplary...The writing has the narrative pulse of good fiction, and is as absorbing."--Norman Rush, author of "Mortals" "Sarah Erdman has been blessed with these gifts: a fervent curiosity, a generous heart, a lightly self-mocking manner, and a fluent and poetic language...A vivid, at turns hilarious, at turns terrifying, important, and beautiful book."--Melissa Fay Greene, author of "Praying for Sheetrock" "It is rare to be so completely transported to another land....[Erdman's] powers of observation, her prose, and her daring are truly Orwellian."--Abraham Verghese, author of "My Own Country"

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