Pioneer Girl

A Novel
Product Number: EB00389377
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780698151376
Publisher: Penguin Books
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Description

From an award-winning author, a novel about a Vietnamese American family's ties to The Little House on the Prairie Jobless with a PhD, Lee Lien returns home to her Chicago suburb from grad school, only to find herself contending with issues she's evaded since college. But when her brother disappears, he leaves behind an object from their mother's Vietnam past that stirs up a forgotten childhood dream: a gold-leaf brooch, abandoned by an American reporter in Saigon back in 1965, that might be an heirloom belonging to Laura Ingalls Wilder. As Lee explores the tenuous facts of this connection, she unearths more than expected-a trail of clues and enticements that lead her from the dusty stacks of library archives to hilarious prairie life reenactments and ultimately to San Francisco, where her findings will transform strangers' lives as well as her own. A dazzling literary mystery about the true origins of a time-tested classic, Pioneer Girl is also the deeply moving tale of a second-generation Vietnamese daughter, the parents she struggles to honor, the missing brother she is expected to bring home-even as her discoveries yield dramatic insights that will free her to live her own life to its full potential.

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Author(s): Bich Minh Nguyen
Original Publish Date: Feb 06, 2014

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Author(s): Bich Minh Nguyen
Narrator(s): Bernadette Dunne
Product Number DD11673
Released: Feb 18, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629234298
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Author(s): Bich Minh Nguyen
Narrator(s): Bernadette Dunne
Product Number Z100101281
Released: Aug 10, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629234311

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