The Foreign Service Journal, November 2015

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | NOVEMBER 2015 31 FOCUS BOOKS BY FOREIGN SERVICE AUTHORS We are pleased to present this year’s roundup of books by Foreign Service members and their families. WRITE IN THEIR OWN T 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