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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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NOVEMBER 2015

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BOOKS BY FOREIGN SERVICE AUTHORS

We are pleased to present

this year’s roundup of

books by Foreign Service

members and their families.

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he Foreign Service Journal

is pleased to present

our annual Foreign Service authors roundup

in plenty of time for holiday orders. Whether

you read the listings in print or online, we urge

you to visit our online bookstore when a title

strikes your fancy. There you will find all the

books in this edition, as well as volumes that

have been featured in previous years—and more (see www.afsa. org/bookstore).

What follows is our annotated list of volumes written, edited

or translated by Foreign Service personnel and their family mem-

bers in 2014 and 2015. The list is not a definitive record of works

by FS authors; we rely on the authors themselves to bring their

books to our attention. The roundup was assembled with the vital

aid of Assistant Editor Brittany DeLong, Editorial Intern Shannon

Mizzi, Associate Editor Maria C. Livingston and Contributing Edi-

tor Steven Alan Honley.

This year’s list contains a solid history section, including our

own long-awaited history of AFSA, a policy and issues section

with three offerings on climate change, a number of very interest-

ing memoirs and an unusually large selection of fiction, in addi-

tion to a potpourri of works for young children, high schoolers,

adult language learners, theatergoers, gourmets and leaders.

We also have the pleasure this year of introducing readers to a