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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Uyen Nicole Duong Narrator: Leslie Bellair Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2012 ISBN: 9781469200774
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What happens when an innocent schoolgirl is desperate to escape her country during the fall of Saigon? What could cause her to have second thoughts and want to stay behind? How does she finally resolve herself to leaving? What are the chances of this girl being rescued and airlifted toward a new life in America? Mimi and Her Mirror, by Uyen Nicole Duong, creates a poetic blend of memoir and fiction in this richly told novel of courage and heartbreak, hopelessness and redemption. It is the story of Mimi Sean Young — formerly Mi Chau Suong Giang in her native tongue — a successful Houston attorney whose life begins to crumble under the weight of her painful childhood. Told by Mimi, the story pulls listeners into the history of Vietnam and its controversial war, shares with us a country rich with culture while we follow one young girl’s life…and one woman’s painful journey toward happiness. “Mimi and Her Mirror is a powerful saga from a writer of talent giving voice to people from one of the most successful immigrant communities in American history. This is a book that should be read.” — Robert Olen Butler Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain Download and start listening now!

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  • “Mimi and Her Mirror is a powerful saga from a writer of talent giving voice to people from one of the most successful immigrant communities in American history. This is a book that should be read.”

    Robert Olen Butler, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain

  • “Duong writes with a delicate sensuality that allows her readers to inhabit the skin of her characters. Her story makes us reconsider the subtle forces that shaped US-Vietnamese history.”

    June Cross, author of Secret Daughter

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Doug Smith | 4/11/2013

    " She is very wonderful writer. Sometimes a little "dreamy" for my taste...but for the most part the stories keep me engaged. and I will read the next one. "

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About the Author

Uyen Nicole Duong was born in Vietnam and emigrated to the United States at the age of sixteen, a political refugee from a country torn apart by war. She earned a BS in communication and journalism from Southern Illinois University, a law degree from the University of Houston, and a Master of Laws degree from Harvard. She was also trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena. She has been a journalist, public education administrator, attorney, law professor, and a self-taught painter whose work focuses on l’Art Brut. The author resides in Houston, Texas.

About the Narrator

Leslie Bellair is a voice-over artist, stage and film actor, trained singer, and certified speech-language pathologist. Her voice can be heard on the iPhone application “Diss Crazy!,” the online game “Back to the Cubeture 2,” various audio books published for Audible, Inc., Carina Press, and Oxford Press, as well as the short animated Christmas movie An Elf’s Story. Her professional musical theater work in the Atlanta area has greatly contributed to the characterizations and versatility she brings to the voice-over mic.