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message 1: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (new)

Diane | 12789 comments Post any books about Vietnam here.


message 2: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited May 28, 2018 05:53AM) (new)

Diane | 12789 comments Books set in Vietnam:



Catfish and Mandala A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham Catfish and Mandala by Andrew X. Pham
When Heaven and Earth Changed Places A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace by Le Ly Hayslip When Heaven and Earth Changed Places by Le Ly Hayslip
The Book of Salt by Monique Truong The Book of Salt by Monique Truong (Set mostly in France)
Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai
The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes Matterhorn by Karl Marlantes
The Quiet American by Graham Greene The Quiet AmericanThe Quiet American by Graham Greene
The Sorrow of War by Bảo Ninh The Sorrow of War: A Novel of North Vietnam by Bảo Ninh
A Vietcong Memoir An Inside Account of the Vietnam War and Its Aftermath by Truong Nhu Tang A Vietcong Memoir: An Inside Account of the Vietnam War by Truong Nhu Tang
The Eaves of Heaven A Life in Three Wars by Andrew X. Pham The Eaves of Heaven: A Life in Three Wars by Andrew X. Pham
Last Night I Dreamed of Peace The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram by Đặng Thùy Trâm Last Night I Dreamed of Peace: The Diary of Dang Thuy Tram by Dang Thuy Tram
Paradise of the Blind by Dương Thu Hương Paradise of the Blind by Dương Thu Hương
The Tapestries A Novel by Kien Nguyen The Tapestries: A Novel by Kien Nguyen
Dispatches by Michael Herr Dispatches by Michael Herr
Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson Tree of Smoke by Denis Johnson
Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien Going After Cacciato by Tim O'Brien
The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli
Tripwire (Jack Reacher, #3) by Lee Child Tripwire by Lee Child
We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Harold G. Moore We Were Soldiers Once...and Young by Harold G. Moore
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo
A Bright Shining Lie John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam by Neil Sheehan
Vietnam A History by Stanley Karnow Vietnam: A History by Stanley Karnow
Everything We Had An Oral History of the Vietnam War By Thirty-Three American Soldiers Who Fought It by Al Santoli Everything We Had: An Oral History of the Vietnam War by Al Santoli
If I Die in a Combat Zone, Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien If I Die in a Combat Zone: Box Me Up and Ship Me Home by Tim O'Brien
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories by Robert Olen Butler
All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg
Dragon House by John Shors Dragon House by John Shors
Marine Sniper 93 Confirmed Kills by Charles Henderson Marine Sniper: 93 Confirmed Kills by Charles W. Henderson
Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers
Cracker! The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata Cracker!: The Best Dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata
In Pharaoh's Army Memories of the Lost War by Tobias Wolff In Pharaoh's Army: Memories of the Lost War by Tobias Wolff
Up Country by Nelson DeMille Up Country by Nelson DeMille
Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic Born on the Fourth of July by Ron Kovic
Fire in the Lake The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam by Frances FitzGerald Fire in the Lake: The Vietnamese and the Americans in Vietnam
Fields of Fire by James Webb Fields of Fire by James Webb
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb
Four Hours in My Lai by Michael Bilton Four Hours in My Lai by Michael Bilton
Dear America Letters Home from Vietnam by Bernard Edelman Dear America: Letters from Vietnam by Bernard Edelman
They Marched Into Sunlight War and Peace Vietnam and America, October 1967 by David Maraniss They Marched into Sunlight by David Maraniss
Nam The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There by Mark Baker Nam: The Vietnam War in the Words of the Men and Women Who Fought There
Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold Tunnels of Cu Chi by Tom Mangold
Hell in a Very Small Place The Siege of Dien Bien Phu by Bernard B. Fall Hell In A Very Small Place: The Siege Of Dien Bien Phu by Bernard B. Fall
The House on Dream Street Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam by Dana Sachs The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam
Street Without Joy The French Debacle in Indochina by Bernard B. Fall Street Without Joy: The French Debacle in Indochina by Bernard B. Fall
The Girl in the Picture The Story of Kim Phuc, Whose Image Altered the Course of the Vietnam War by Denise Chong The Girl in the Picture: The Story of Kim Phuc by Denise Chong
Novel Without a Name by Dương Thu Hương Novel without a Name by Dương Thu Hương
Water Buffalo Days Growing Up In Vietnam by Huynh Quang Nhuong Water Buffalo Days: Growing Up in Vietnam by Huynh Quang Nhuong
The Lover by Marguerite Duras The Lover by Marguerite Duras
Memories of a Pure Spring by Dương Thu Hương Memories of a Pure Spring by Dương Thu Hương
Daughters of the River Huong by Uyen Nicole Duong Daughters of the River Huong by Uyen Nicole Duong
The Sacred Willow Four Generations in the Life of a Vietnamese Family by Duong Van Mai Elliott The Sacred Willow Four Generations by Duong Van Mai Elliott
Au-delà des illusions by Dương Thu Hương Beyond Illusions by Dương Thu Hương
Close Quarters by Larry Heinemann Close Quarters: A Novel by Larry Heinemann
Số Đỏ by Vũ Trọng Phụng Dumb Luck by Vũ Trọng Phụng
Spring Essence The Poetry of Hô Xuân Huong by Hồ Xuân Hương Spring Essence by Ho Xuan Huong
If You Lived Here by Dana Sachs If You Lived Here: A Novel by Dana Sachs
Secrets of the Red Lantern Stories and Vietnamese Recipes from the Heart by Pauline Nguyen Secrets of the Red Lantern: Stories and Recipes from the Heart by Pauline Nguyen
When Hell Was in Session by Jeremiah A. Denton Jr. When Hell was in Session by Jeremiah A. Denton
Crossing the River Short Fiction by Nguyen Huy Thiep by Nguyễn Huy Thiệp Crossing the River: Short Fiction by Nguyen Huy Thiep by Nguyen Nguyet Qui
Crystal Messenger by Phạm Thị Hoài The Crystal Messenger by Pham Thi Hoai


message 4: by Faith (new)

Faith DeVeaux (faith_deveaux) | 1 comments When Duty Calls by Faith DeVeaux


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message 6: by Kate (new)

Kate McVaugh | 22 comments Nha Trang Haunted
Paranormal romance - novella. (adult content)
The story is fiction, but the Nha Trang airport really is haunted.


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message 12: by Melinda (last edited Jul 09, 2017 12:20AM) (new)

Melinda Brasher | 31 comments I really enjoyed Catfish and Mandala--which happens to be the first suggestion on this thread. I just thought I'd add my approval.
Catfish and Mandala A Two-Wheeled Voyage Through the Landscape and Memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham


message 13: by Melinda (new)

Melinda Brasher | 31 comments Listen, Slowly--a kids' book, and though had some issues with the plot and characters, the cultural detail and setting were amazing

Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
Listen, Slowly


message 14: by Diane, Armchair Tour Guide (last edited May 28, 2018 05:51AM) (new)


message 16: by Suzy (last edited May 08, 2019 03:57PM) (new)

Suzy (floatingworld) here are two more books set in Vietnam that I've enjoyed and which I don't think have been listed already.

Such a Lovely Little War Saigon 1961-63 by Marcelino Truong
Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon 1961-63
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer


message 17: by Carol (last edited May 08, 2019 06:36PM) (new)

Carol (carolfromnc) | 983 comments Suzy wrote: "here are two more books set in Vietnam that I've enjoyed and which I don't think have been listed already.

There’s a second book in Marcelino Truong’s series:

Saigon Calling: London 1963-75.

And Viet Thanh Nguyen’s short story collection also belongs here: The Refugees.


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