‘Diplomatic Tales’ Offers Insights Into Professional, Personal Life of Working Abroad as U.S. Official

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Author Lewis Richard Luchs announces release of his memoir

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In his new memoir, “Diplomatic Tales: Stories from a Foreign Service Career and One Family's Adventures Abroad” (published by Lulu), Lewis Richard Luchs offers a series of anecdotes about his life as an American diplomat and his family working and living in six countries abroad – exploring cultural differences and offering insights into the life of a U.S. official.

Taking place across Madagascar, Mali, Singapore, France, Malaysia and Australia, Luchs provides both the family and the professional sides of working abroad as a diplomat.

Luchs explains that he wrote the book out of his “desire to share the experience of an adventurous career and to respond to questions about diplomats and embassies that I am often asked.”

The book has been selected for Kirkus' Indie Books of the Month Selection for the month of February.

An excerpt of the Kirkus review for “Diplomatic Tales”:
The reader will gain insights into an intriguing profession. … It is an engrossing look at a wide-ranging career in the Foreign Service as well as a sweeping story of a globe-trotting life. … Throughout the absorbing book, Luchs shares captivating geographic and historical tidbits about every country he worked in.

“Diplomatic Tales”
By Lewis Richard Luchs
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 366 pages | ISBN 9781483461748
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 366 pages | ISBN 9781483461724
E-Book | 366 pages | ISBN 9781483461731
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Lewis Richard Luchs, a retired senior Foreign Service officer, served in embassies in Madagascar, Mali, Singapore, France, Malaysia and Australia. He brought a background in socio-cultural anthropology and a lifelong interest in human cultures to U.S. diplomacy. Luchs has four sons and eight grandchildren. He lives in Oregon with his wife, Sharon. He is also the author of “Children of the Manse.”

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