Bich Minh Nguyen





Bich Minh Nguyen


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Bich Minh Nguyen received the PEN/Jerard Award for her memoir Stealing Buddhas Dinner, which was a Chicago Tribune Best Book of 2007 and a BookSense pick. It was also selected as The Great Michigan Read for 2009-2010. Bich has appeared on programs such as The Newshour with Jim Lehrer. She lives in Chicago and Indiana, where she teaches literature and creative writing at Purdue University.

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Stealing Buddha's Dinner

3.46 avg rating — 2,914 ratings — published 2007 — 14 editions
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Pioneer Girl

3.35 avg rating — 1,469 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Short Girls

3.25 avg rating — 846 ratings — published 2009 — 18 editions
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“I read to be alone. I read so as not to be alone.”
Bich Minh Nguyen, Stealing Buddha's Dinner

“Everyone is always leaving each other, chasing down the next seeming opportunity—home or body. Where does it stop? Does it ever? I want to believe it all leads to something grander than the imagination, grander than the end-stop of the Pacific. Or is that it: You get to the place where you land; you are tired now; you settle. You settle. You build a home and raise a family. There are years of eating and arguing, working and waking. There are years of dying. No one knows what the last image will be.”
Bich Minh Nguyen, Pioneer Girl

“If you want to rule your life with obligations to other people, that’s you.”
Bich Minh Nguyen

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