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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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Such a Lovely Little War by Marcelino Truong
Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon, 1961-63
by Marcelino Truong
recommended for: I recommend it to anyone interested in Vietnam, difficult childhoods and/or US foreign policy.
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I was quite taken with this "graphic novel" that is really a memoir. I saw the author speak at PEN World Voices. He was the child a of Vietnamese diplomat and a bipolar Frenchwoman with lots of kids, living in a war zone.


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Such a Lovely Little War by Marcelino Truong
Such a Lovely Little War: Saigon, 1961-63
by Marcelino Truong
recommended for: I recommend it to anyone interested in Vietnam, difficult childhoods and/or US foreign policy.
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I was quite taken with this "graphic novel" that is really a memoir. I saw the author speak at PEN World Voices. He was the child a of Vietnamese diplomat and a bipolar Frenchwoman with lots of kids, living in a war zone.


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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
"Despite this being a 480 pg mini brick of a book, I absolutely flew through Pachinko on two commutes and a night. It's a sweeping, multi-generational epic of a Korean family, and we follow their collective and individual rises and falls, triumphs..." Read more of this review »
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Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
Pachinko
by Min Jin Lee
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This novel looks at the the plight of Koreans living in Japan and their descendants, who were not granted birthright citizenship. They were always the "others".

I inhaled this book and can't wait to see the author live in NYC.
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The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen
The Sympathizer
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