Books by Bich Minh Nguyen

Bich Minh Nguyen is the author of the memoir Stealing Buddha's Dinner (Viking/Penguin), which won the 2005 PEN/Jerard Award from the PEN American Center, and a novel, Short Girls. Nguyen is co-editor of three anthologies: 30/30: Thirty American Stories fr


PIONEER GIRL by Bich Minh Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 6, 2014

"An unexpected pleasure, with a well-drawn and compelling narrator."
A Vietnamese-American scholar finds familiar ground when she stumbles across a lost fragment in the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder and daughter Rose Wilder Lane. Read full book review >
SHORT GIRLS by Bich Minh Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 27, 2009

"A compassionate family drama that attacks emotional and generational unrest with an optimistic thesis—life goes on."
Divergent Vietnamese-American sisters grapple with their upbringing, their present circumstances and their shortcomings. Read full book review >
STEALING BUDDHA’S DINNER by Bich Minh Nguyen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 5, 2007

"Nguyen's not in the class of, say, Richard Rodriguez; nonetheless, this debut suggests she's a writer to watch."
A childhood immigration memoir for foodies. Read full book review >