Memories of Viet Nam War

Linda West, whose former name is Tran Thi Bach Yen, shares her childhood experience in her self-published Beyond the Rice Paddies. Asian Fortune reviews:

In Beyond the Rice Paddies, a young Vietnamese girl is trying to live a normal life despite the civil war waging on around her. The fighting threatens her village’s way of life and leaves her feeling frightened. However, the arrival of the American soldiers brings her comfort and ultimately shapes her future.