Books by Dao Strom

Dao Strom was born in 1973 in Saigon. Her mother fled the country with her when she was a baby. Strom grew up in northern California and is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop. She has been the recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship, a James Michen


THE GENTLE ORDER OF GIRLS AND BOYS by Dao Strom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2006

"Were these stories actually written earlier than Strom's affecting first novel? They feel like apprentice work."
The complex experience of cultural assimilation is explored in achingly personal terms in this dour successor to the Asian-American (now Texas resident) author's debut novel, Grass Roof, Tin Roof (2003). Read full book review >
GRASS ROOF, TIN ROOF by Dao Strom
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 7, 2003

"Still, knowing characterizations and an aching sense of rootlessness and identity crisis make for an affecting and memorable debut."
The ordeal of assimilation is the central subject of this unusually fragmented, always engrossing first novel from a Vietnamese writer now living in Texas. Read full book review >