Individual Author Record
Name: Bich Ming NguyenPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: 1974 in Saigon, Viet Nam Sites:
Illinois ConnectionNguyen lives in Chicago and West Lafayette, Indiana with her husband Porter Shreve, also a novelist.
Biographical and Professional Information
- Stealing Buddha's Dinner , Viking, 2007
- Short Girls: A Novel, Viking Adult, 2009
Titles At Your Library
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir
ISBN: 0670038326 Viking Adult. 2007 A vivid, funny, and viscerally powerful memoir about childhood, assimilation, food, and growing up in the 1980s
Beginning with Nguyen’s family’s harrowing migration from Saigon in 1975, Stealing Buddha’s Dinner is nostalgic and candid, deeply satisfying and minutely observed, and stands as a unique vision of the immigrant experience and a lyrical ode to how identity is often shaped by the things we long for.
Short Girls: A Novel
ISBN: 0670020818 Viking Adult. 2009 Two estranged Vietnamese sisters, each wrestling with their own lives, careers, and romances, are reunited at their father's American citizenship party, and forge a new relationship in this novel from the PEN/Jerard Fund Award-winning author. 30,000 first printing.