Thursday, November 17, 2011

INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN by Thanhha Lai wins National Book Award!

INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN takes the NBA! I'm so delighted about this win—nice work, National Book Award judges!

When Thanhha Lai was about to debut this, her first novel,  HarperCollins editor Sarah Sevier asked me to write a blurb for the book. Here's what I said after reading the advance reader's copy:
"In this poignant, funny, and unforgettable novel, Thanhha Lai shares in verse how her family escaped Vietnam before the fall of Saigon. American and Vietnamese characters alike leap to life through the voice and eyes of a ten-year-old girl—a protagonist so strong, loving, and vivid I longed to hand her a wedge of freshly cut papaya. This tenderly told tale transports readers to the time immediately after the Vietnam War and also opens hearts to newcomers displaced by war today."
Don't miss this beautiful story!

5 comments:

Satia said...

I will definitely add this novel to my list of books to read. Thank you for sharing it in your blog.

booksonline said...

Your review is good but i cant understand the story, i think its better if i read the book. Thanks for sharing the post.

Tom said...

Well done Thanhha. I knew this beek will be appreciated not only bu the readers byut will be nominated. Your award is definitely a success for all of us. Great book and great story. wypadek w pracy w UK

Aisha said...

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Gary said...

People always say "Don't judge the book by the cover" but I do it anyway. Looking at this book I've got the feeling that this book will be good. Please don't tell me what is all about. Let me find out. polskie tłumaczenia anglia