Tuesday, November 24, 2020


In 2016 Viet Thanh Nguyen won the Pulitzer Prize for his great-I-thought novel The Sympathizer about the war and politics in Vietnam and the life afterwards here in the U.S. in California. Nguyen and his family escaped when he was 4. This CBS video that aired a couple days ago has him talking about his parents’ determined/difficult efforts to establish a life in the states. 


Monday, November 23, 2020


The ‘Times’ picks the 10 best books of the year. One could argue over the choices like last week’s NBA draft choices. But if you scroll down through the picks, you’ll see some gems: