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Fourth Uncle in the Mountain by Marjorie Pivar
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Dec 16, 2010

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Fourth Uncle In The Mountain ( The Remarkable Legacy of a Buddhist Itinerant Doctor in Vietnam) co-authored by Quang Van Nguyen and Marjory Pilar is a richly remembered and beautifully told life in which tradition survives the ravages of war. The writing is superbly present: "The jungle air wrapped around me and welcomed me back. There was a hum, a melody, and a fragrance. I remembered the sounds had ears, and would hush in an instant at the firing of a gun." Quang Van Nguyen saved the life of the co-author's son--perhaps this is why the book feels like a devotion.
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Mary Louise Nice review. I'm putting this on my list. Thanks Ellen. :-)


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