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  • Stealing Buddha's Dinner

    **Winner of the PEN/Jerard AwardChicago Tribune Best Book of the YearKiriyama Notable Book"[A] perfectly pitched and prodigiously detailed memoir." - Boston Globe**As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the desire to belong ... Read more

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    Stealing Buddha's Dinner

    Narrated by Alice H. Kennedy ...


    7 hours 55 min

    Beginning with her family's harrowing migration out of Saigon in 1975, Stealing Buddha's Dinner follows Bich Nguyen as she comes of age in the pre-PC-era Midwest. Filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, Nguyen's desire to belong transmutes into a passion for American food - Pringles, Kit Kats, and Toll House cookies. More exotic-seeming than her Buddhist grandmother's traditional ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Coming of Age in a Hardscrabble World

    A Memoir Anthology

    Nonfiction storytelling is at its best in this anthology of excerpts from memoirs by thirty authors—some eminent, some less well known—who grew up tough and talented in working-class America. Their stories, selected from literary memoirs published between 1982 and 2014, cover episodes from childhood to young adulthood within a spectrum of life-changing experiences. Although diverse ethnically, ... Read more

    $28.49 USD

  • Pioneer Girl

    A Novel

    From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the PrairieJobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind anobject from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Waveform

    Twenty-First-Century Essays by Women

    Waveform celebrates the role of women essayists in contemporary literature. Historically, women have been instrumental in moving the essay to center stage, and Waveform continues this rich tradition, further expanding the dynamic genre’s boundaries and testing its edges. With thirty essays by thirty distinguished and diverse women writers, this carefully constructed anthology incorporates works ... Read more

    $28.49 USD

  • Short Girls

    A Novel

    **Winner of an American Book AwardNamed one of the Best Books of the Year by Library JournalA novel about two Vietnamese-American sisters, longtime rivals, growing closer as they "grapplewith their upbringing, their present circumstances and their shortcomings" (Kirkus Reviews)**Called "A writer to watch, a tremendous talent" by the Chicago Tribune, Bich Minh Nguyen makes her fiction debut with ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Audiobook

    Short Girls

    A Novel

    Narrated by Alice H. Kennedy ...


    8 hours 33 min

    Van and Linny Luong are temperamental opposites. Diligent, unassuming Van has found her calling as an immigration lawyer in the midwestern suburbs, but no one knows that her picture-perfect marriage has suddenly evaporated. Her younger sister, Linny, fashion-forward and socially adept, lives in Chicago where she has drifted into a dead-end affair with a married man. Though both women feel ... Read more

    $14.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

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    Pioneer Girl

    Narrated by Bernadette Dunne ...


    7 hours 8 min

    Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she's evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother's Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom ... Read more

    $24.99 USD or free with audiobook trial

  • Not Here

    Not Here is a flight plan for escape and a map for navigating home; a queer Vietnamese American body in confrontation with whiteness, trauma, family, and nostalgia; and a big beating heart of a book. Nguyen’s poems ache with loneliness and desire and the giddy terrors of allowing yourself to hope for love, and revel in moments of connection achieved. ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • This Way to the Sugar

    Hieu Nguyen's bruising collection of poems, This Way to the Sugar, puts a blade and a microscope to nostalgia, tradition, race, apology, and sexuality, in order to find beauty in a flawed world. His work has been described as "an astounding testament to the power and necessity of confession." This powerful book asks whether it might be better "to leave the blade inside the body," whether ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • Geometry and Vision

    First International Symposium, ISGV 2021, Auckland, New Zealand, January 28-29, 2021, Revised Selected Papers

    series Communications in Computer and Information Science #1386
    This book constitutes selected papers from the First International Symposium on Geometry and Vision, ISGV 2021, held in Auckland, New Zealand, in January 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference was held in partially virtual format.The 29 papers were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 50 submissions. They cover topics in areas of digital geometry, graphics, image and video technologies ... Read more

    $80.99 USD

  • ancient egypt magic

    by minh nguyen ...
    The society is more modern; people everywhere seek a life of material enjoyment. However, there is a reality in the immediate future that life seems to be getting more modern, and the disease is getting bigger and bigger. The reason is that we lose care, practice for ourselves, this book will guide you the ancient exercises and very close to us every day. Throughout this pamphlet are all the ... Read more

    $4.99 USD