"Each of the novel’s chapters begins with a recipe – among them, Feminine Salad, Sour Fish Soup and Hades Rice. Food is not only a central theme in the storytelling, it’s the connective tissue between Kieu, her mother and her mother’s mother, each of whom have different ideas of what it means to be a woman in the modern world. What follows is a Joy Luck Club-style cross-generational interplay between Asian women, each shaped by different psychological and emotional circumstances."


San Jose Mercury News

"We learn intricate details about Vietnamese food, including recipes that open each chapter, but VietnamEazy is much more than a foodie story. Each time Kieu cooks something, it reminds her of stories her mother or grandmother told her in years past. Memories emerge and the resulting novel interweaves several different narratives. For one, we get the current-day tale of Kieu competing on a ridiculous TV cooking show, replete with flashy Hollywood-style participants of varying degrees of flagrant superficiality. And then we get a few lifetimes' worth of mother-daughter relationship issues unique to the Vietnamese.”


Metro Silicon Valley


November 3, 2018 at 3:00 pm

Village Square Branch Library | 4001 Evergreen Village Sq | San Jose, CA

November 6, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Almaden Hill United Methodist Church | 1200 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose, CA

October 29, 2017 at 11:00 am

SJ State University | One Washington Square | San Jose, CA

October 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Recycle Bookstore | 275 E. Campbell Ave | Campbell, CA

October 18, 2017 at 9:30 am

KOWS-lp 107.3 FM - Steven R. Campbell Show

May 5, 2017 at 8:30 am

San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St | San Jose, CA

July 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Milpitas Library | 160 North Main Street | Milpitas, CA

April 12, 2107 at 10:30 am

April 5, 2017 at 5:30 pm

January 26, 2017 at 1:00 pm

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm

January 14, 2017 at 2:00 pm

Porter Library | 3050 Porter Street | Soquel, CA

Ingrid B Lacy Middle School | 1427 Palmetto Ave Pacifica | CA

Sacramento State University |Hinde Auditorium in the Union

San Jose City Hall | 200 E Santa Clara St | San Jose, CA

Saratoga Community Center | 19655 Allendale Ave | Saratoga, CA


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