Inspired by the tales of four grandmothers - Thuan Le Elston's and her husband's - Rendezvous at the Altar: From Vietnam to Virginia traces Anne's Southern upbringing to her Mad Men-like married life; Kim's family as they survive French colonialism and the Vietnam War; Mary's transformations through the Great Depression and two marriages; and Ty's migration from Hanoi businesswoman to Arizona matriarch. Through a mother's journal to her children and the four grandmothers' narrations that bridge punk band names to the Temple of Literature, Elston compares gender roles, parenting, aging, and dying in a multicultural family.
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About the Author
Thuan Le Elston was born in South Vietnam, and her family left a week before Saigon fell in 1975. A former LOS ANGELES TIMES reporter, she has been a member of the USA TODAY Editorial Board since 2005. One of her few non-journalism jobs was a speaking role in Oliver Stone's movie HEAVEN AND EARTH.