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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 am the author of the historical novel "The Map of Lost Memories," an Edgar Award Finalist for best First Novel by an American Author, and "Communion: A Culinary Journey Through Vietnam," winner of the World Gourmand Cookbook Awards’ Best Asian Cuisine Book in the U.S. I am also the creator/​editor of the To Asia With Love guidebook series. I live in Los Angeles. I am represented by Alexandra Machinist at ICM.


Average rating: 3.37 · 1,063 ratings · 293 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
The Map of Lost Memories
3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 994 ratings — published 2012 — 15 editions
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To Asia With Love: A Connoi...
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Last week my dear friend, the fabulous writer Janet Brown, asked me to participate in a blog hop … one writer after another passing a baton consisting of four questions about the writing life. Janet hopped from Susan Blumberg-Kason’s blogto mine, and I am hopping from hers to Diane Vallere’s.
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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"
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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.”
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“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.”
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“More than any expert Irene had met, Mr. Simms mastered the intricacies of dealing in art. He understood an object's worth, not solely its dollar value but how that value could be manipulated into emotional currency.”
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