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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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 >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1994

"A powerful tale, though diminished by sketchy, nearly slipshod, descriptions of many of its players."
A strong if not fully realized memoir of life in Vietnam—and then in America—that captures the angst of the refugee who will never be quite at home in a new country. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 5, 2016

"Essentially a critical study, Nguyen's work is a powerful reflection on how we choose to remember and forget."
A scholarly exploration of memory and the Vietnam War from an author "born in Vietnam but made in America." Read full book review >

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BUZZ by Eileen Spinelli
ADVENTURE
Released: July 6, 2010

"Entertaining enough, but heavy handed. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Buzz , a busy little bee, enjoys flying around chatting with her friends about the latest town news. Read full book review >