The Lotus Seed
"My grandmother saw the emperor cry the day he lost his golden dragon throne."
So begins Sherry Garland's emotional tale of a Vietnamese family forced to flee from their homeland to escape a devastating civil war. Set against a background of historical events, "The Lotus Seed" thoughtfully portrays refugees who have adapted to a different way of life in a new country without losing touch with their cultural heritage. Theirs is an American story about the continuity of family and culture.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jenniferm14 - LibraryThing
This historical fiction is a beautiful story that allows readers to get a glimpse of the value of history for Vietnamese people. The Lotus Seed tells the story of a woman who sees the emperor loose ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - matthewbloome - LibraryThing
An unusual book of Vietnamese culture. I like it. It carries through the generations and outlines many of the important moments in Vietnamese history with a nice synopsis of the events mentioned ... Read full review