Durham, NC (PRWEB) January 11, 2013
At 88 years old, Carol Phillips can be called an accomplished woman and lucky to have enjoyed a life filled with passionate pursuits and exciting travels around the globe. In her new book, “Fiji and Me”, she looks back to her unforgettable experiences in Fiji and offers an intimate glimpse into the heart and soul of one of the most breathtaking islands in the world.
Phillips has always loved to travel. She has gone to Japan, Thailand, Nepal, Dubai, the United Kingdom and Canada. When she was 57 years old, she was given the opportunity to work as a nurse and teacher for the Peace Corps in Fiji. In her memoir she brings together the extraordinary events that gave meaning to the two wonderful years that she spent there. She chronicles her growth as a woman, celebrates the relationships formed and shares the insights that she gathered throughout while painting a portrait of a nation’s unique history, culture and vibrant community life.
A treasure trove of memories expressed in captivating narrative and photographs, “Fiji and Me” captures the sweep of Phillips’ personal history as it celebrates the moments and opportunities that make life more beautiful. Her account is at once an adventure of a lifetime and an odyssey of the heart and spirit.
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About the Author
Carol Phillips was born in Chicago on June 2, 1924. She grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin and returned to Chicago for nursing school during the Second World War. She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UNC-CH with help from her children. Her nursing career has been in a number of fields including teaching in Durham and Fiji. She facilitated classes on “Great Books” and “Reading Shakespeare” at OLLI, the school for older adults at Duke. Her great adventure was living in Fiji as a Peace Corps volunteer for two years. She has always been an avid reader and has written short stories for her family and friends. She now lives in Durham, N.C.
Fiji and Me * by Carol Phillips
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