Reviews and Blog Posts: Vietnam

Steve McCurry untold : the stories behind the photographs.

by Steve McCurry

Reviewer Rating:
5

This is a book of the stories behind the pictures that tell the stories.  Steve McCurry's photos are stunning - his use in many of his photographs of two or three extremely vibrant colors that just jump out of the page at you is absolutely amazing and allows those photos...

Inside out & back again

by Thanhha Lai

Reviewer Rating:
4

In 1975, Ha starts the year in the familiar and comforting territory of her home in Vietnam, where the traditions make sense, the food tastes good, and her beloved papaya tree holds promise even as the world around her threatens chaos. But the end of the Vietnam War and the approach...

The war within

by Yolanda Wallace

Reviewer Rating:
3

A romance novel with 2 couples that are unlike those you typically find starring in love stories. Meredith and Natalie first met in 1967 while serving as nurses in Vietnam. They felt an instant connection, but Meredith chose the more socially acceptable path and married George. 47 years later, the...

The princess and the admiral

by Charlotte Pomerantz

Reviewer Rating:
4

Princess Mat Mat is the ruler of the Tiny Kingdom, a poor, self-sufficient country which is on the cusp of being able to celebrate 100 years of peace. As she starts planning the celebration, however, news comes in of an invading fleet of warships in the distance. Since she has...

Black diamond

by Martin Walker

Reviewer Rating:
3

Black Diamond is the third installment in a mystery series set in the South of France.  Penned by Martin Walker, the U.S bureau chief for The Guardian, the series revolves around the exploits of Benoit "Bruno" Courreges -- gourmand, amateur truffle hunter, and small-town chief of police.

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