Search Results: "Peter Nguyen"


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A PRINCESS TALE by Peter Nguyen
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 26, 2011

"A retrograde, positively vapid story with superficial whistles and bells that fizzle well before the clock strikes midnight. (iPad storybook app. 3-6)"
Three fair (literally—they are all white) maidens ready themselves to vie for the prince's love. 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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ECHOES OF THE MEKONG by Peter Huchthausen
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 28, 1996

"An uplifting human story with a deservedly happy ending. (b&w photos, not seen)"
A small gem of a dual memoir in which a former US Navy riverboat commander and a young Vietnamese woman tell amazing, intersecting tales of war and peace. 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 >

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LE COLONIAL by Kien Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 24, 2004

"An intriguing epic of ethical, moral, and spiritual conflicts from an emerging talent worth watching."
Eighteenth-century French Jesuits bring the gospel, and more, to the future kingdom of Viet Nam. Read full book review >

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Released: Nov. 1, 1999

DISTANT ROADSelected PoemsDuy Nguyen Read full book review >

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CREATURE COUNT by Brenda Huante
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 3, 2012

"Little hatchlings will likewise stretch, hoot and snuggle down cozily as they listen. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A jaunty prehistoric version of "Over in the Meadow" with a cast of particularly happy-looking dinos and extinct mammals. Read full book review >

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THE SYMPATHIZER by Viet Thanh Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 7, 2015

"Both chilling and funny, and a worthy addition to the library of first-rate novels about the Vietnam War."
A closely written novel of after-the-war Vietnam, when all that was solid melted into air. Read full book review >

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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 >

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PETER WATSON
by Gregory McNamee

Five hundred-odd years ago, in the time of Leonardo da Vinci, a scientist—a term then unknown—was a person of many parts, someone who might work in fields ranging from chemistry to botany, astronomy to metallurgy, to divine the hidden order of the universe.

Even as recently as the early Victorian idea, writes British science historian Peter Watson in his new ...


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