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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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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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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BANDIT’S SURPRISE by Karen Rostoker-Gruber
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2010

Rostoker-Gruber and Nguyen give Bandit a new sibling in this sequel to Bandit (2008), in which he got a new home. Read full book review >