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Publisher's Summary

A memoir of a South Vietnamese colonel's daughter, chronicling the tumultuous years growing up in the war-torn country of Vietnam and the abrupt and brutal regime change that forced her disruptive and disorienting coming of age between two vastly different cultures.

©2017 Hoang Chi T Smith (P)2018 Hoang Chi T Smith

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Even better than the book!

I had the opportunity to read the paperback and I was always curious about the proper pronunciations of the words and names and hearing the author pronouncing them right (instead of the butchering in my head) was fabulous. I also felt the emotion of the book even more as the author described her experiences. An excellent story by an author who takes us to her world and her toughts during such a difficult time in a young girl's life. Being an immigrant myself, though not a refugee, I could relate to a lot of her experiences learning a new language, making friends, finding acceptance and adapting to a whole new custom and traditions. A must listen/read!

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Tigerish, A truly compelling story

A truly compelling story that will grab your heart and you will find it difficult to hit the stop button. Well written and delivered with passion and personality! Tigerish is full of info and things we only wondered about now you can hear for yourself the trials and tribulations of a family forced into the life of refugee here in America

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Not well written

This is an interesting story but devoid of any real insight. The writing style is very basic, full of cliches and disjointed transitions. Descriptions like “leathery lips” and “beady eyes” made me cringe.
Nonetheless I kept with it to the end to see how it finished.

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