Search Results: "Tô Ngoc Trang"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: June 29, 2012

"A refreshingly rebellious exploration of Christianity that is well-written, thoughtful and totally unpretentious."
Trang's debut memoir relates her four years at Yale Divinity School, where she examined the sacraments, sacrifice and sex within the tenets of Christianity. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SOUTH WIND CHANGING by Ngoc Quang Huynh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"Amid nature's beauty, hope survives an incredible bloodbath."
Tragic, sometimes thrilling but terrifying life of a young Vietnamese whose woes abroad have nonetheless landed him in the US, where he graduated from Bennington and in 1992 received an MFA from Brown. ``Jade'' Ngoc Quang Huynh's 12 childhood years on the Mekong Delta went by like a dream compared with the hell that befell his family of 17 children when the Tet offensive exploded on New Year's 1968. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CALAMITY by Daphne Kalotay
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 18, 2005

"Unsatisfying as a proto-novel and wildly uneven as stand-alone stories."
Best friends grow into young womanhood, in a debut collection of a dozen interlocking tales. Read full book review >