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Experiencing Vietnam

This mix of fiction and nonfiction offers stories, memoirs and poetry by and about the Vietnamese and its ties to the U.S.

Book Cover Cao, Lan
Monkey Bridge
The monkey bridge, a bamboo bridge found spanning the rivers of Vietnam, is a symbol of the fragile relationships between a Vietnamese mother and daughter who escape the war.
Book Cover Dymmoch, Michael Allen
White Tiger
Two Vietnam vets struggle with their past when a Vietnamese woman is murdered in Chicago's "Little Saigon."
Book Cover Gould, Leslie
Beyond the Blue: A Novel
Two women, one Vietnamese, one American, the life of a child at stake.
Book Cover Greer, Robert
Resurrecting Langston Blue
Carmen Nguyen is the daughter of a Vietnamese woman and an American serviceman who disappeared during the war. Forty years later, she learns that he may be alive, but will she be able to find him before he disappears again, this time forever?
Book Cover Hanh, Thich Nhat
Call Me by My True Names : The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanh
PL4378.9.N55 A17 1999x
Selected poems from Vietnam's most famous Zen master.
Book Cover Huynh, Jade N.
South Wind Changing
E184.V53 H88 1994
The true story, a memoir, of a young man who was arrested in Saigon in 1975, sent to a labor camp, escaped to Thailand, then to the U.S., where, starting with nothing, he tried to make a life for himself, two brothers and a nephew.
Book Cover Nguyen, Bich Minh
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir
CT275.N523 A3 2007
A young Vietnamese girl grows up in Michigan, the cultural differences between her family and her community most obvious in the food.
Book Cover Strom, Dao
The Gentle Order of Girls and Boys: Stories
Four novellas explore life's consequences for four Vietnamese women in the U.S.
Book Cover Truong, Monique
The Book of Salt: A Novel
The haunting fictional memoir of Bohn, the Vietnamese cook working for Alice B. Toklas and Gertrude Stein in their Paris home.

Updated: 4/27/2007