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River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze

By Kate Belt, Portland, Ore. / March 10, 2009



River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler is about his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer in China during the late 1990s. He taught English to youth primarily from farm (peasant) families. The book is full of insights into both individual lives an a society struggling with regulations and rules.

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