"Far from Vietnam is a coming of age story that concerns, Ann, an American student living in Paris in the mid-1960s, who discovers herself first as a woman and then as a political activist. Her journey involves other American expatriates and their complicated relationship with French society, her travels to the former Yugoslavia and Greece, which are preludes to her involvement in organizing the first demonstration against the Viet Nam War in Paris, and ultimately to a trip to Cuba, where she sees socialism in action. Written in the immediate and tentative style of a journal, the novel draws us into the intimate world of a dedicated revolutionary who must change her own life before it can continue."
-Milo Yelesiyevich, Publisher --- The Serbian Classics Press
"Nadja Tesich's new novel Far from Vietnam, is a brilliant work on the level of her previous novels. here she takes on a new locale and time period in her on-going sensitive portrayals of a woman searching for tenderness in a lost world."
-Laura Shaine Cunningham
"Nadja teaches a lesson. She teaches of the difference between having money and being high class. And on why the single way to be high class in this world of ours -is to become a revolutionary against the Gordon Gekkos who rule all of us."
-Néstor Gorojovsky, Journalist, Buenos Aires
As seen through the eyes of an innocent and idealistic 16-year-old immigrant girl from Yugoslavia, a tale of disillusionment, struggle, and resistance in the American heartland of the 1950's. Beautifully told, deeply felt.
-Rebecca Clare, Artist and Writer
This book surpasses Nadja Tesich's previous brilliant works, Shadow Partisan and Native Land--She is an interesting literary treasure.
-Laura Shane Cunningham, author of Sleeping Arrangements