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After sorrow :an American among the Vietnamese


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ISBN13: 9780670843329
ISBN10: 0670843326
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Wendy in Port Townsend, January 15, 2012 (view all comments by Wendy in Port Townsend)
I wanted to begin to understand Vietnam after the war, and found this amazing book at the library, covered with accolades by writers I admire-- Grace Paley, Tim O'Brien, Gloria Emerson. Although this book was published in 1995, I consider it an outstanding memoir that should be read by more people today. Lady Borton was a farmer and bus driver in Ohio, and since she was brought up Quaker, she was able to work for the American Friends Service Committee in North and South Vietnam during the war. She learned Vietnamese, and later worked with the boat people who left Vietnam. This book is about her travels and her work in three places in central and North Vietnam in the 80s and 90s. She describes her relationships with the Vietnamese peasants and workers she lives with, often telling their stories of survival and resistance during the war through her own stories about cooking or harvesting side by side with them. I loved learning about their daily lives, their families, and even hearing their names translated into English.
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An American Among the Vietnamese
Borton, Lady
Paley, Grace
Viking Adult
New York, NY :
Vietnam Description and travel.
General Political Science
Publication Date:
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20.00 x 20.00 x 20.00 in 1.36 lb

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