Book: Achan: A Year of Teaching in Thailand, by Elayne Clift
Genre and Year of Publication: Travel memoir, 2010
Where I got it: Free Kindle download
Length: 192 pages
Briefly, it’s an account by an American woman of a year which she spent as a teacher in Thailand.
Comments: I had mixed feelings about this book. The first part, where she describes her initial experiences of living in Thailand, her students, their families, her responses to a new culture, was interesting. The second, in which she focuses more on visits from her friends and shopping trips that she took with them… much less so. Overall, I felt it was a missed writing opportunity.
Challenges: ebook reading challenge 2014; non-fiction reading challenge