Blogs in January 1970

The Book of Salt 1st January 1970

Saigon in the 20s, Paris in the 30s, this is the story of loss and exile. Paris in the household of Gertrude Stein, and Saigon the homeland. A touchingly evocative novel.

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The Lotus Eaters 1st January 1970

As the fall of Saigon begins in 1975, two lovers make their way through the streets, desperately trying to catch one of the last planes out. Helen Adams, a photojournalist, must leave behind a war she has become addicted...

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Dragon House 1st January 1970

This book focuses on Qui and Tam, the granddaughter, who is dying of leukemia, and the story of Mai and Minh, two children under the dubious “protection” of an opium-fiend named Loc. Iris picks up where her father left...

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Ru 1st January 1970

Ru: In Vietnamese it means lullaby: in French it is a small stream, but also signifies a flow – of tears, blood, money. Kim Thúy’s Ru is literature at its most crystalline: the flow of a life on the...

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The Headmaster’s Wager 1st January 1970

From internationally acclaimed and bestselling author Vincent Lam comes a superbly crafted, highly suspenseful, and deeply affecting novel set against the turmoil of the Vietnam War. Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon....

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