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Child of War, Woman of Peace

Child of War, Woman of Peace

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by James Hayslip, Jenny Wurts, Le Ly Hayslip
     
 

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The inspiring story of an immigrant's struggles to heal old wounds in the United States, this is the sequel to When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, Le Ly Hayslip's extraordinary, award-winning memoir of life in wartime Vietnam.

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The inspiring story of an immigrant's struggles to heal old wounds in the United States, this is the sequel to When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, Le Ly Hayslip's extraordinary, award-winning memoir of life in wartime Vietnam.

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Library Journal
In the compelling When Heaven and Earth Changed Places ( LJ 5/15/89), Hayslip told of her life in Vietnam and her return to find her family. Joined by her son, she here tells of her encounter with U.S. society, struggle for financial independence, several return trips to Vietnam, and founding of the charitable East Meets West Foundation. Her Buddhist-inspired philosophy of peace is sincere, but while her first book evoked admiration, this one presents a stubborn, naive heroine who uses others as much as she is used. There are marriages of convenience, evil relatives (Vietnamese and American), betrayed love, talks with her dead father, fortune-tellers--all the ingredients of a TV miniseries. In fact, the two books are the basis of a forthcoming Oliver Stone movie. For public libraries where the first book was in demand.-- Kenneth W. Berger, Duke Univ. Lib., Durham, N.C.

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ISBN-13:
9780385471473
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

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Child of War, Woman of Peace 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Truly one of the best books I've EVER read! I read her first book When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and was very impressed. This one is even better. It's an autobiography that reads like a novel. I compare her style to Maya Angelou. There is much humor while underlying her amazing story, a deeply spiritual message emerges that shouts hope, forgiveness, and love of our fellow world citizens. I LOVED this book and hope she writes many more!