Search Results: "Pham Viet Ðinh"


BOOK REVIEW

TEN MICE FOR TET by Pegi Deitz Shea
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 1, 2003

"Altogether, an inviting, informative introduction to the holiday—and the only separate title for younger readers that's not routine assignment fodder. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-8)"
Readers and pre-readers alike will get generous measures of cultural information from this look at preparations for the Vietnamese New Year celebration. Read full book review >

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VIET JOURNAL by James Jones
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 1974

"Which war is he talking about anyway?"
A day-by-day account of the novelist's travels around Vietnam right before the US troop pull-out. Read full book review >

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EATING VIET NAM by Graham Holliday
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 17, 2015

"Readers are likely to run out of patience before the author has run out of pages."
A celebration of Vietnamese street food, with some offerings that will make readers squirm as much as the author initially did. Read full book review >

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A PIECE OF CAKE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 27, 2014

"A treat of a birthday picture book. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Bringing his friend a birthday surprise isn't exactly a piece of cake for Mouse. Read full book review >

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ALL THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT YOU by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Disappointingly bland; Pham has done much better. (Picture book. 2-4)"
The Mommy-loves-her-young-'un genre is so jam-packed that new entries need to really shine in order to find a place, and this one doesn't. Read full book review >

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THE BEAR WHO WASN'T THERE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"Look—and laugh out loud. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Where is Bear? Here, there, anywhere? 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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AFTER DISASTERS by Viet Dinh
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 1, 2016

"A strong debut from an author capable of immersing the reader in a foreign world."
In his debut novel, Dinh explores the complicated world of aid workers and the many ways people can be drawn to work that is dangerous, demanding, and often thankless. Read full book review >

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THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS LITTLE by LeUyen Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 14, 2015

"There is such a thing as little, after all, and can't it be just right? (Picture book. 3-5)"
Pham's latest relies on readers' first understanding "little" as a synonym for "trivial" or "unimportant" and then resisting this implication by seeing good, significant things in small packages. Read full book review >

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BIG SISTER, LITTLE SISTER by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Pham offers a frothy fun tale that at its heart shows the depth and breadth of these relationships as something to be cherished. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Illustrator Pham's first foray into writing illuminates the complex and compelling world of sisterhood. Read full book review >

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THE REFUGEES by Viet Thanh Nguyen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2017

"Nguyen is the foremost literary interpreter of the Vietnamese experience in America, to be sure. But his stories, excellent from start to finish, transcend ethnic boundaries to speak to human universals."
A collection of stories, most set amid the Vietnamese exile communities of California, by the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer (2015). Read full book review >

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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by LeUyen  Pham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 23, 2014

"A joyous visual feast. (Picture book. 3-7)"
A little Caucasian boy and girl in 19th-century garb enact the familiar song. Read full book review >