Stealing Buddha s Dinner

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  • Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 276 pages
  • ISBN : 9780143113034
  • Rating : 3/5 from 17 reviews
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Stealing Buddha s Dinner

Stealing Buddha s Dinner
  • Author : Bich Minh Nguyen
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 29 January 2008
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Winner of the PEN/Jerard Award Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year Kiriyama Notable Book "[A] perfectly pitched and prodigiously detailed memoir." - Boston Globe As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity, and in the pre-PC-era Midwest (where the Jennifers and Tiffanys reign supreme), the desire to belong transmutes into a passion for American food. More exotic- seeming than her Buddhist grandmother's traditional specialties, the

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  • Publisher : University of Arkansas Press
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