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Monique Truong was born in Saigon in 1968 and moved to the United States at age six. She graduated from Yale University and the Columbia University School of Law, going on to specialize in intellectual property. Truong coedited the anthology Watermark: Vietnamese American Poetry and Prose. Her first novel,The Book of Salt, a national bestseller, has been awarded the 2003 Bard Fiction Prize, the Stonewall Book Award-Barbara Gittings Literature Award, and the Young Lions Fiction Award, among other honors. Granting Truong an Award of Excellence, the Vietnamese American Studies Center at San Francisco State University called her "a pioneer in the field, as an academic, an advocate, and an artist." Truong now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published January 1, 2003 by Houghton Miflin. New York..
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Otherwise, how could we ever put down our tender roots and stay.” Roy Hoffman, a staff writer for The Press-Register in Mobile, Ala., is the author of a novel, “Chicken Dreaming Corn,” and a forthcoming nonfiction collection, “Alabama Afternoons.” A version of this review appeare...

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Casting Gertrude Stein as a book character is a bold move, but consigning her to the background and putting her absence to good use is even bolder.

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Dallas News

When Linda Hammerick visits her grandmother in North Carolina, the dying woman needles her by saying, "What I know about you, little girl, would break you in two."

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Early on in Monique Truong’s powerful new novel, Bitter in the Mouth, the narrator, Linda Hammerick, realizes her family is keeping secrets from her.

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The Vietnamese-born Monique Truong earned many awards for her first novel, The Book of Salt ( 4 of 5 Stars Selection July/Aug 2003), the story of a gay Vietnamese man who cooks for Gertrude Stein and Alice B.

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