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Tales from a Mountain City by Quynh Dao
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Aug 24, 12

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Read from August 19 to 24, 2012

I was privileged to win this as a Goodreads first read. A true story of the early life of Quynah Dao, who, from an happy ordinary childhood encountered the tribulations that befell her homeland, Vietnam.

Following the withdrawl of America, Ho Chi Minh's Communist Party took control of South Vietnam and life changed overnight. She eventually fled her homeland by boat to Malaysia, then on to Australia in one of the biggest exoduses of asylum seekers in the 20th century. Many "Boat People" were not so fortunate. An interesting and informative book detailing customs, culture and the history of Vietnam.
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