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Kim Fay

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AS A GOODREADS READER: I only review books I like. I would rather recommend books that mean something to me than write about books that don't.

AS AN AUTHOR: Born in Seattle and raised throughout Washington State, I lived in Vietnam for four years and still travel to Southeast Asia frequently. A former independent bookseller, I'm the author of the historical novel "The Map of Lost Memories," an Edgar Award Finalist for best First Novel, and "Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam," winner of a World Gourmand Cookbook Award. I am the creator/editor of the To Asia With Love guidebook series. I live in Los Angeles. I am represented by Alexandra Machinist at ICM.
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The Map of Lost Memories

3.30 avg rating — 1,460 ratings — published 2012 — 17 editions
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To Asia with Love: A Connoi...

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To Vietnam With Love: A Tra...

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it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2012
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Today I have the honor of guest blogging at Naked Authors, home to a stellar group of mystery writers: Ridley Pearson, Jacqueline Winspear, Paul Levine, James O. Born, Cornelia Read and my fabulous friend, Patricia Smiley, who invited me to share my thoughts on the role of silence in a writer's life:

Recently, I spent two and a half weeks at my parents’ house. They live in Tucson in a developmen... Read more of this blog post »
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Chapter One from The Map of Lost Memories (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Following is the first chapter from my debut historical novel, "The Map of Lost Memories"
Communion (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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Introduction from Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam (Cooking, Food & Wine)
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Description: Following is the introduction to Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam.
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“The one thing to remember about an adventure is that if it turns out the way you expect it to, it has not been an adventure at all.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories

“Even if you don't find what you think you're looking for, darling, it's the going out and looking for it that counts.”
Kim Fay, The Map of Lost Memories

“Too many people surrender to a place of safety. That place where all they do is long to sleep so they can dream about living.”
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“...when we were walking through Angkor War, I found myself wondering about what is lost when one culture is systematically annihilated so another can thrive in the name of progress. Think about it, what might have happened if Cambodia hadn't eventually been taken over by Siam and then France - what the Cambodians could offer the world if they're given the opportunity to follow through with what they're meant to become.”
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“When Angkorian society began, Paris and London were not much more than elaborate villages. Europe was crawling with barbarians, and here were the Khmer engineering sophisticated irrigation systems and constructing the biggest temple in the world.”
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