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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (129 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: 9781469200842
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For successful lawyer Mimi, 1980s Washington, DC is a far cry from the war-torn Vietnam of her childhood. Time and sheer force of will have allowed Mimi to put those turbulent years behind her — that is, until the postcards begin to arrive. Postmarked from Thailand, each card is simply yet beautifully rendered in the hand of an artist identified only as “Nam.” Mimi can’t imagine who Nam might be, a prickly problem considering his brief notes make it clear he knows her quite well. Determined to unmask him, Mimi begins what will become a decade-long search for Nam. Her quest eventually leads her back to her childhood home in a small alley in pre-communist Saigon. For there she was beloved by a boy who dreamed of one day being an artist, a boy whose path diverged tragically from Mimi’s when the Vietnam War ended in 1975. Yet, as she digs deeper into Nam’s painful past, Mimi uncovers an inspiring story of courage, survival, and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonja | 2/11/2014

    " I didn't realize that this was kind of a memoir written by a person who really is not a writer. I liked the book, felt it was well written in some parts and hurried over in others. Seemed like there was a lot more meat that could have been added. The story was sad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlene | 1/27/2014

    " I loved reading this book but the ending was unexpectedly abrupt and somewhat disappointing. I was left wanting more "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fastesthamster | 1/5/2014

    " The book felt rushed. It was a novella, but could have easily been a longer book, with more story development. Three stars because it was an enjoyable read nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JAnet | 12/23/2013

    " I;m not finished going to start this one now..... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle Hurni | 12/22/2013

    " A beautiful story at the beginning. Mystery mixed with an odd lack of memory. Very disturbing and the ending was too abrupt. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Smith Nickerson | 12/11/2013

    " I do not know if the author really was ready to publish this. It seems incomplete. But then, she really has a definitive voice and a poetic way of writing. I am glad I read it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin Price | 12/4/2013

    " A solid effort, but perhaps one that fell a bit short of the mark. Especially an effort that needs a lit crit post script to try and explain to me what I just read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Edie | 11/24/2013

    " After reading this I discovered it was part of a trilogy. If I had read the irst two first, it would have made more sense. Basically it tells the story of Vietnamese refugees and adjustment to the US. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Perkimom | 11/15/2013

    " Totally not what I was expecting. Read it anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/9/2013

    " This novella is an extremely quick read (afternoon at the pool + bedtime) that packs a powerful story, beautifully written. It did leave me wanting to learn more about MiMi and Nam's story, but as it was presented, it is a deeply personal and raw story of the Vietnamese experience around the war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jess | 9/1/2013

    " Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for this book, but the entire thing felt rushed. I never felt much for the characters and it just seemed to end suddenly. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcia | 8/22/2013

    " Ok I knew it was a short book when I started but it was too short for me. The story felt incomplete. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim | 7/19/2013

    " I don't really know what to say about this one... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lyn | 7/15/2013

    " Thoroughly enjoyed the three books I read by this author, It's not a trilogy and they can be read independently, but because we are introduced to the characters in the first book, it was nice to read them in order. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Megan | 7/14/2013

    " What a letdown. This was just a blah book. "

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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.