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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sydney Kling  

Pen Name: None



-- Sydney Kling on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Kling resides in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

After retiring from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Kling joined the United States Peace Corps and served from 2001-2003 in Siyabuswa, South Africa.

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Titles At Your Library

INSIDE Outside: A Retiree's Peace Corps Journal From South Africa
ISBN: 0979425719

Kling. 2007

This is the journal of a woman who, shortly after retirement at the age of 67, decides to apply to the Peace Corps. As she begins to document her thoughts in a journal, Sydney Kling details not only her new and baffling daily experiences as a Peace Corps applicant, but also the roller coaster of emotions she finds herself on, whether dealing with the application process or contemplating the reality of leaving home and family for two years in a foreign country.

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