Search Results: "Nhat Anh Nguyen"


BOOK REVIEW

TICKET TO CHILDHOOD by Nhat Anh Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 9, 2014

"An incomplete examination of what it's like to be a kid; a glimpse in the mirror out of the corner of one's eye instead of a photograph that can be studied over and over again."
Childhood is a stage of our lives that we can access any time as long as we have a "ticket," or a way of transporting us—at least that's what Vietnamese writer Anh says in this straightforward and occasionally charming novel. Read full book review >

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MEMOIRS OF HOME AND FAMILY by Huyen Nguyen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 6, 2016

"A haunting, cleareyed account of the hardships imposed by war and tyranny."
Huyen recounts growing up during politically perilous times in Vietnam. Read full book review >

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HOORAY FOR SPRING! by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 27, 2016

"The vibrant insects and flowers do not need any help from the gimmick to bring together a colorful spring board book. (Board book. 2-4)"
Six cheerful insects in six corresponding colors celebrate spring in this board book with a color wheel. Read full book review >

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AWAY WE GO! by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2013

"Despite the flaws, these colorful and shapely vehicles will appeal to the target audience. (Board book. 18 mos.-3)"
Shaped die-cut holes adorn a wide range of vehicles. Read full book review >

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WINTER IS HERE! by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 31, 2017

"A pleasant but poorly built introduction to color mixing. (Board book. 1-3)"
Little readers mix and make colors. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1999

"Sure to appeal to New Age dabblers, but with enough meat to attract serious students as well, this is a valuable addition to the growing literature on these two religious traditions."
Following up on his Living Buddha, Living Christ, Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh's newest book explores the connections between Buddhism and Christianity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 18, 2003

"Vivid testimony to faith and the human spirit amidst chaos and daunting change."
A Vietnamese refugee movingly recalls her life during wartime, her escape, and her sometimes bumpy adjustment to life in the US. Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE RED MIST by Ho Anh Thai
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"A first-rate English-language debut."
Behind The Red Mist ($13.95 paperback original; Sept.; 245 pp.; 1-880684-54-3): A fine collection of ten stories, all published in the last two decades, by a talented writer who explores postwar life in his native Vietnam with a commanding mixture of brutal realism and symbolist fantasy. Read full book review >

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RAINDROPS by Chiêu Anh Urban
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2010

"Fun, with a little subtle instruction on color mixing. (Board book. 1-3)"
A blue butterfly, red rooster, purple parrot and pink pig are joined by a bevy of other fancifully colored animals in a run along a rainy beach that culminates (rather inexplicably) in a frolic under the sun. Read full book review >

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THE TAPESTRIES by Kien Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 29, 2002

"Trying a bit too hard for a broad-sweeping majesty, Nguyen's first fiction works best when confined to the more intimate aspects of its character's lives."
A fablelike tale set in turn-of-the-century Vietnam offers intrigue, revenge, a treasure map, and undying love, in a sprawling confection from memoirist Nguyen (The Unwanted, 2000). Read full book review >