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We Should Never Meet

Author : Aimee Phan
ISBN : 0312322674
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of eight linked stories follows the events of Operation Babylift, the evacuation of two thousand Vietnamese orphans in the weeks before the fall of Saigon and follows the experiences of four witnesses to the relocation of a single orphan in 1975 and the daily lives of four modern-day orphans in California's Little Saigon. Reprint.
Category: Fiction

We Should Never Meet

Author : Aimee Phan
ISBN : 9781429941983
Genre : Fiction
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Compelling, moving, and beautifully written, the interlinked stories that make up We Should Never Meet alternate between Saigon before the city's fall in 1975 and present-day "Little Saigon" in Southern California---exploring the reverberations of the Vietnam War in a completely new light. Intersecting the lives of eight characters across three decades and two continents, these stories dramatize the events of Operation Babylift, the U.S.-led evacuation of thousands of Vietnamese orphans to America just weeks before the fall of Saigon. Unwitting reminders of the war, these children were considered bui doi, the dust of life, and faced an uncertain, dangerous existence if left behind in Vietnam. Four of the stories follow the saga of one orphan's journey from the points-of-view of a teenage mother, a duck farmer and a Catholic nun from the Mekong Delta, a social worker in Saigon, and a volunteer doctor from America. The other four take place twenty years later and chronicle the lives of four Vietnamese orphans now living in America: Kim, an embittered Amerasian searching for her unknown mother; Vinh, her gang member ex-boyfriend who preys on Vietnamese families; Mai, an ambitious orphan who faces her emancipation from the American foster-care system; and Huan, an Amerasian adopted by a white family, who returns to Vietnam with his adoptive mother. We Should Never Meet is one of those rare books that truly takes an original look at the human condition---and marks the exciting debut of a major new writer for our time.
Category: Fiction

We Should Never Meet

Author : Aimee Phan
ISBN : 9780312322663
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of eight linked stories follows the events of Operation Babylift, the experiences of four witnesses to the relocation of a single orphan in 1975 and the daily lives of four modern-day orphans in California's Little Saigon.
Category: Fiction

Because You Ll Never Meet Me

Author : Leah Thomas
ISBN : 9781408862636
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Ollie and Moritz are two teenagers who will never meet. Each of them lives with a life-affecting illness. Contact with electricity sends Ollie into debilitating seizures, while Moritz has a heart defect and is kept alive by an electronic pacemaker. If they did meet, Ollie would seize, but turning off the pacemaker would kill Moritz. Through an exchange of letters, the two boys develop a strong bond of friendship which becomes a lifeline during dark times – until Moritz reveals that he holds the key to their shared, sinister past, and has been keeping it from Ollie all along.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life

Author : Samantha Irby
ISBN : 9781101912195
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With heartfelt candor and her usual side-splitting bite, humorist, essayist, and blogger at bitchesgottaeat.com Samantha Irby captures powerful emotional truths while chronicling the disaster that has been her life. An ill-fated pilgrimage and romantic vacation to Nashville to scatter her estranged father's ashes, awkward sexual encounters, a Bachelorette application gone awry, and more-- sometimes you just have to laugh, even when your life is a dumpster fire.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Hope We Never Meet Again

Author : Srinath Krishnamoorthy
ISBN : 935206433X
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A girl gets divorced just before her wedding! A widow seeks answers for the deaths of her husband and son. A mysterious man follows a convicted rape victim. A stranger scribbles a number in a train. Two hearts part ways with a final wish: Hope We Never Meet Again. Then, there is a phone call.... Varun Diwakar is your average, happy-go-lucky young lad with many a dream that most middle-class youth harbor. But, he has a peculiar predicament. An accident changes his life forever. He discovers that he can travel into the minds and dreams of people - and in that journey - he discovers a lot of untold stories, painful narratives and surprising twists. What triggers it all, is the death of a dear friend that Varun decides to avenge. What happens in the end? How are all these stories connected? Does love outlast death and time?

The Reeducation Of Cherry Truong

Author : Aimee Phan
ISBN : 9781429962476
Genre : Fiction
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Cherry Truong's parents have exiled her wayward older brother from their Southern California home, sending him to Vietnam to live with distant relatives. Determined to bring him back, twenty-one-year-old Cherry travels to their homeland and finds herself on a journey to uncover her family's decades-old secrets—hidden loves, desperate choices, and lives ripped apart by the march of war and currents of history. The Reeducation of Cherry Truong tells the story of two fierce and unforgettable families, the Truongs and the Vos: their harrowing escape from Vietnam after the war, the betrayal that divided them, and the stubborn memories that continue to bind them years later, even as they come to terms with their hidden sacrifices and bitter mistakes. Kim-Ly, Cherry's grandmother, once wealthy and powerful in Vietnam, now struggles to survive in Little Saigon, California without English or a driver's license. Cherry's other grandmother Hoa, whose domineering husband has developed dementia, discovers a cache of letters from a woman she thought had been left behind. As Cherry pieces their stories together, she uncovers the burden of her family's love and the consequences of their choices. Set in Vietnam, France, and the United States, Aimee Phan's sweeping debut novel reveals a family still yearning for reconciliation, redemption, and a place to call home.
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Never The Twain Shall Meet

Author : Richard Winefield
ISBN : 1563680564
Genre : Education
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Throughout the last two centuries, a controversial question has plagued the field of education of the deaf: Should sign language be used to communicate with and instruct deaf children? Never the Twain Shall Meet focuses on the debate over this question, especially as it was waged in the 19th century, when it was at its highest pitch and the battle lines were clearly drawn. In addition to exploring Alexander Graham Bells and Edward Miner Gallaudets familial and educational backgrounds, Never the Twain Shall Meet looks at how their views of society affected their philosophies of education and how their work continues to influence the education of deaf students today.
Category: Education

Grass Roof Tin Roof

Author : Dao Strom
ISBN : 9780547972831
Genre : Fiction
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A Vietnamese family flees its war-torn home and resettles in California, in a novel that offers a “brilliant exploration of exile, loss, and identity” (Robert Olen Butler). Told from multiple perspectives and spanning several decades, Grass Roof, Tin Roof begins with the story of Tran, a Vietnamese writer facing government persecution, who flees her homeland during the exodus of 1975 and brings her two children to the West. Here, she marries a Danish American man who has survived a different war. He promises understanding and guidance—but the psychic consequences of his past soon hinder his relationships with the family, as the children, for whom the war is now a distant shadow, struggle to understand the world around them on their own terms. In delicate, innovative prose, Strom’s characters experience the collision of cultures and the spiritual aftermath of war on the most visceral level. Grass Roof, Tin Roof is “an affecting study on the slippery nature of home” (Los Angeles Times). “[Strom] explores the mysteries of loss, culture and identity, with skill, poignancy and imagination.” —Detroit Free Press
Category: Fiction

Without A Map

Author : Meredith Hall
ISBN : 0807072745
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This "New York Times" bestselling memoir begins in 1965, when Hall becomes pregnant at 16 and is shunned by both her family and her community. What sets this work apart is the way in which loss and betrayal evolve into compassion, and compassion into wisdom.
Category: Biography & Autobiography