Thanhha Lai

Author of Inside Out and Back Again

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Thanhhà Lại - "Listen, Slowly"
Warwick's, Tuesday, February 17 at 6:30pm
Warwick's and the La Jolla Library are proud to host host New York Times bestselling author Thanhhà Lại on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 6:30pm to present her thought-provoking coming-of-age new book, Listen, Slowly. This event will be at the La Jolla Riford Library, 7555 Draper Avenue, La Jolla, CA 92037. Thanhhà Lại is the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again. This event is free and open to the public. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details. This remarkable novel from Thanhhà Lại follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family.

A California girl born and raised, Mai can't wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, though, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Mai's parents think this trip will be a great opportunity for their out-of-touch daughter to learn more about her culture. But to Mai, those are their roots, not her own. Vietnam is hot, smelly, and the last place she wants to be. Besides barely speaking the language, she doesn't know the geography, the local customs, or even her distant relatives. To survive her trip, Mai must find a balance between her two completely different worlds.

Perfect for fans of Rita Williams-Garcia and Linda Sue Park, Listen, Slowly is an irresistibly charming and emotionally poignant tale about a girl who discovers that home and culture, family and friends, can all mean different things.

Location: Street: 7812 Girard Ave City: La Jolla, Province: California Postal Code: 92037 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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