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Laura Manivong

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Laura Manivong never knew she wanted to write books until she met her husband, but the clues were there all along. Her mother and grandfather were writers. Her college professor told her to keep writing, which made her wonder, write what? And her study at Missouri State University, after some detours, led her to a job as a television writer/producer. But after marrying Troy, it began to click. After eight years, two kids, and countless drafts, Escaping The Tiger was done, its pages based on Troy's experiences as a Lao refugee hoping for a new home.

Laura and Troy live in Kansas City, where she was born and raised, and where he started life over at 19. They share their house with their two lovely, loud children, their louder dog, and ever-shi

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Average rating: 4.09 · 91 ratings · 33 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Escaping the Tiger
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 69 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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One Smart Fish
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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In Escaping the Tiger, readers get an intimate look at life in a refugee camp following the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Southeast Asia. Vonlai shares what it is like as his family escapes from Laos int..." Read more of this review »
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Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. ...more
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A group to discuss and recommending great books on the countries of Southeast Asia, or books on the great powers that affect the region.
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Fiction and non-fiction books that deal with immigrant and refugees rights in the United States and around the world.
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