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Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen
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Nov 28, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: memoir
Read in December, 2009

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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 2 stars

Amy I really want to like this book but am struggling with it. The story centers around a girl from Vietnam moving to my hometown of Grand Rapids, MI.in the late 70s. There are some nostalgic references in here and I think the story resonates with me due to the location. However, her whole book is centered around food (hence the title) and I am getting weary of it. It is the kind of novel that I would've loved as a short story but find it daunting to get through. I plan on reading a chapter at a time with long periods in between.


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