Legends of the Promised Land

Legends of the Promised Land

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Legends of the Promised Land is the passionate memoir recounting the forced immigration of a Vietnamese family to the U.S., following the Vietnam war and the rise of communism in their homeland. In her own words, traditional aphorism, and the voices of her children and husband, the matriarch of the family describes her familya€™s inspirational realization of the American dream, beginning with her lone arrival in the U.S. as a penniless boat person. Xuan-Lan Nguyen tells how for six generations her hard-working family amassed wealth that was all lost when the Vietnamese Communists arrived in Saigon in 1975. Her husband, a well-known lawyer in Vietnam and a seventeen-year prisoner of the Vietnamese Communists, eventually joined her, becoming a writer and orator now living with his family in America. She says proudly, a€œWe have three daughters, now three doctors in the medical field in the U.S.a€Then, how did a driver know in advance which lane to drive in when he/she was in the fourth left lane, and suddenly he/she needed to make a right turn?How did he/ she know whether to turn right at a red light or wait until the red light turned green? It was even more frightening when those four or five-lane streets met at ananbsp;...

Title:Legends of the Promised Land
Author:Xuân-Lan Nguyễn
Publisher:Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency - 2015-03-12


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