Stealing Buddhas Dinner

Stealing Buddha S Dinner

Stealing Buddha S Dinner

A coming-of-age memoir by a Vietnamese American recounts her struggles for an American identity in the pre-politically correct climate of the Midwest and her passion for American food in the face of her family's Buddhist lifestyle. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 9780143113034


Short Girls

Short Girls

The authentic and compassionate first novel about two sisters from the author of the acclaimed memoir Stealing Buddha's Dinner Called "A writer to watch, a tremendous talent" by the Chicago Tribune, Bich Minh Nguyen makes her fiction debut with the deeply moving and entertaining story of two Vietnamese sisters. Aside from their petite stature, Van and Linny Luong couldn't be more different. Diligent, unassuming Van works as an immigration lawyer in the Michigan suburbs where she resides with her handsome, Chinese-American lawyer husband. Beautiful, fashionable Linny lives in Chicago and has drifted into an affair with a married man. When Van's picture-perfect marriage collapses and Linny finds herself grappling to escape her dead-end life, the long-estranged sisters are unable to confide in one another- until their eccentric inventor father calls them back home to the Vietnamese American community they fled long ago.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-07-23
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781101082256


Toll House Cookies

Toll House Cookies

An excerpt from a coming-of-age memoir by a Vietnamese American. Recounts her struggles for an American identity in the pre-politically correct climate of the Midwest and her passion for American food in the face of her family's Buddhist lifestyle.

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Genre : Immigrants
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher :
Release : 1997
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:839907117


Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl

From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family’s ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she’s evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother’s Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected—a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers’ lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home—even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2014-02-06
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780698151376


100 Things You Don T Wanna Know About Stealing Buddha S Dinner

100 Things You Don T Wanna Know About Stealing Buddha S Dinner

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

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Author : Grace Brenting
Publisher : Lennex
Release : 2013-01
Total Pages : 44 Pages
ISBN : 5458793765


Stealing Buddha S Dinner

Stealing Buddha S Dinner

A coming-of-age memoir by a Vietnamese American recounts her struggles for an American identity in the pre-politically correct climate of the Midwest and her passion for American food in the face of her family's Buddhist lifestyle. Reprint.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0143113038


Drives Like A Dream

Drives Like A Dream

“A hilarious family tale” about a modern-day mother’s lifestyle crisis—and her outlandish attempts to get her family back (Woman’s Day). Lydia Modine is sixty-one and about to come undone. Her three grown-up children have flown the coop. She hasn’t seen them together in more than a year, and now her ex-husband is about to marry a woman half his age. And the insults keep coming: Lydia is stuck on a book she’s writing about Detroit’s car industry, which uncannily parallels her own life—out with the old model, in with the new. She’s poured her soul into her family, only to be abandoned in the City of Dream Machines. But then a twist of fate introduces her to Norm, an eco-car fanatic out to remake her and the world. A “smart and funny” novel that’s sure to appeal to anyone who has longed for an alternate life, Drives Like a Dream confirms that sometimes when you set out for a spin, the twists and turns can be perfectly rewarding—and right (Chicago Tribune). “A beautiful novel.” —The Washington Post

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Porter Shreve
Publisher : HMH
Release : 2006-08-09
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780547754314


Devouring Cultures

Devouring Cultures

"Funded in part by The Julia Child Foundation for Gastronomy and the Culinary Arts"--Page 4 of cover.

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Genre : Political Science
Author : Cammie M. Sublette
Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
Release : 2015-12-15
Total Pages : 230 Pages
ISBN : 9781557286918


Secrets Of The Red Lantern

Secrets Of The Red Lantern

Over two hundred seventy-five Vietnamese recipes are presented alongside a visual narrative of food and Nguyen family photographs that follows the family's escape from war-town Vietnam to the founding of the Red Lantern restaurant.

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Genre : Cooking
Author : Pauline Nguyen
Publisher : Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release : 2008-08-01
Total Pages : 344 Pages
ISBN : 0740777432


Journey Through Trauma

Journey Through Trauma

For survivors of PTSD and repeated, relational trauma -- and the people who love them. Gretchen Schmelzer watched too many people quit during treatment for trauma recovery. They found it too difficult or too frightening or just decided that for them it was too late. But as a therapist and trauma survivor herself, Dr. Schmelzer wants us to know that it is never too late to heal from trauma, whether it is the suffering caused within an abusive relationship or PTSD resulting from combat. Sometimes what feels like a big setback is actually an unexpected difficult step forward. So she wrote Journey Through Trauma specifically for survivors--to help them understand the terrain of the healing process and stay on the path. There are three basic principles that every trauma survivor should know: Healing is possible. It requires courage. And it cannot be done alone. Traumas that happen more than once--child abuse, sexual abuse, domestic violence, gang violence, even war--are all relational traumas. They happened inside a relationship and therefore must be healed inside a relationship, whether that relationship is with a therapist or within a group. Journey Through Trauma gives us a map to help guide us through that healing process, see where the hard parts show up, and persevere in the process of getting well. We learn the five phases that every survivor must negotiate along the way and come to understand that since the cycle of healing is not linear, circling back around to a previous stage does not mean defeat - it actually means progress as well as facing new challenges. Authoritative and accessible, Journey Through Trauma provides support for survivors and their loved ones through one of the most challenging but necessary processes of healing that anyone can face.

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Genre : Self-Help
Author : Gretchen L. Schmelzer, PhD
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2018-02-06
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 9780735216846