Wendy Law-Yone





Wendy Law-Yone

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Mandalay, Myanmar
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Wendy Law-Yone (born 1947) is a critically acclaimed Burmese American author of novels and short stories.

The daughter of notable Burmese newspaper publisher, editor and politician Edward Michael Law-Yone, Law-Yone was born in Mandalay but grew up in Rangoon. Law-Yone has indicated that her father's imprisonment under the military regime limited her options in the country. She was barred from university, but not allowed to leave the country. In 1967, an attempt to escape to Thailand failed and she was imprisoned, but managed to leave Burma as a stateless person. She relocated to the United States in 1973, settling in Washington D.C. after attending college in Florida. In 1987, she was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Liter
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Average rating: 3.41 · 134 ratings · 23 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 57 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
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The Coffin Tree
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 1994 — 3 editions
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Golden Parasol: A Daughter’...
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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A Daughter's Memoir of Burma
4.5 of 5 stars 4.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 2014
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Il Seme Del Papavero
3.0 of 5 stars 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2010
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Tango Birman: Roman
2.0 of 5 stars 2.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 2001
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The Tiger's Footprints: My ...
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Company Information, A Mode...
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