Vietnamese-Americans -- fiction

Inside Out and Back Again

By Thanhha Lai

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Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.
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Duck for Turkey Day

By Jacqueline Jules

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When Tuyet finds out that her Vietnamese family is having duck rather than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, she is upset until she finds out that other children in her class did not eat turkey, either.

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Monkey Bridge

By Lan Cao

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Mai Nguyen, a young Vietnamese woman, comes of age in America after leaving Saigon in 1975, while her mother has difficulty adjusting to life in their new country, in a moving novel filled with Vietnamese lore.

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Boat People

By Mary Gardner

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Tough, optimistic, yet still scarred by memories of escape and loss--by their traumatic passage by boat out of Vietnam to freedom--the characters in this deeply-felt novel seek an ever elusive balance between their old world and their new home on the Texas Coast.
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A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain: Stories

By Richard Olen Butler

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A compelling chorus of voices that together depict the experiences of the many Vietnamese expatriates living in America.

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