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Dear Exile

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Dear Exile

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Hilary Liftin, Kate Montgomery
genre:
Self-Help and Psychology, Women's Studies

We gave it an A-

This real-life epistolary narrative chronicles what happens between best friends, both women, when one embarks on a grueling Peace Corps stint in Kenya while the other tackles postcollegiate life in New York City. Dear Exile, by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery, covers everything from Third World first-aid treatments (a village woman advises Montgomery to apply ”the medicine Colgate” to her burned legs) to dating advice (”I will not speak about you re-sleeping with the unspeakable one…. He is Wrong and Bad and you will Stop”). All while delivering an articulate, heartfelt take on the rarity of true friendship. A-