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€From their vacation trips abroad, NhAd-Haoica#39;s parents bought artwork like paintings , embroideries, and vases for a special art collection in their house. When NhAd- Haoic reached high school, she was enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program, the IB, like her sister, NhAd-A. She took all ... She had to write an extended essay of four thousand words. ... High School sent her French essay to Morocco and her English essay to Malaysia, as examples or model essays for their students.

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

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