Search Results: "Tien Nguyen"


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L.A. SON by Roy Choi
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 5, 2013

"A bold account of how a professionally trained chef found his calling in the return to simpler, homestyle cooking that bridges cultures and appeals to everyday customers."
Street-wise, honest in its admission of trials and punctuated with vernacular swagger, Choi's debut pays tribute to family and his enduring fascination with the melting pot of Los Angeles. 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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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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GORILLA GARAGE by Mark Shulman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 2009

"This only warrants purchase where simian stories are in high demand. (Picture book. 4-8)"
A boy and his dad are out for a drive when their car breaks down. Read full book review >

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STELLA THE STAR by Mark Shulman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

Shulman's wry comedy of errors sends up over-eager parents. Read full book review >