Nguyen’s Two Worlds

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iUniverse, Aug 3, 2011 - Fiction - 128 pages
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The year is 1965, and South Vietnam is being invaded by North. Caught in the line of fire is the small mountain town of Chu Ling. A family of farmers lives there, but when the war arrives in their backyard, Nguyen Choeu and his wife and son are forced to leave their happy home and fertile farmland. They find peace and safety at an American convent. They also find friends—an American couple named Bill and Liz Harmon.

Bill and Liz are far from their Wisconsin home, searching for their son, whose plane was shot down somewhere nearby. They fear the worst, and it’s hard to hope in the midst of war. Optimism takes a downward spiral when Nguyen learns his farm—and the surrounding fertile landscape—has been burnt to a crisp. Soon, the Harmons must head back to America, and they invite Nguyen and his family to join them.

The Choeus and Harmons live well together in the Wisconsin countryside. The two families grow close, but it becomes apparent that the local community is not as accepting as Bill and Liz. Nguyen must face unforeseen prejudices in this new land. In order to survive another tragic turn, a Vietnamese family and an American family must become one in heart and soul as they fight their own battles—inside and out.

 

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
5
Chapter Three
8
Chapter Four
10
Chapter Five
15
Chapter Six
18
Chapter Seven
24
Chapter Eight
29
Chapter Nineteen
65
Chapter Twenty
67
Chapter TwentyOne
71
Chapter TwentyTwo
73
Chapter TwentyThree
77
Chapter TwentyFour
82
Chapter TwentyFive
83
Chapter TwentySix
87

Chapter Nine
32
Chapter Ten
34
Chapter Eleven
36
Chapter Twelve
39
Chapter Thirteen
42
Chapter Fourteen
45
Chapter Fifteen
49
Chapter Sixteen
52
Chapter Seventeen
55
Chapter Eighteen
60
Chapter TwentySeven
90
Chapter TwentyEight
94
Chapter TwentyNine
100
Chapter Thirty
104
Chapter ThirtyOne
108
Chapter ThirtyTwo
111
Chapter ThirtyThree
114
Chapter ThirtyFour
116
About the Author
120
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