Combo Dương Thụy (Bộ 3 Cuốn)
1. Paris Through Closed Eyes: A Novel
Duong Thuy, the author of this beautiful Vietnamese romance novel, has done it again. She has produced another novel worthy of being translated into English. It is a best-seller in its original Vietnamese language, and it has been enjoyed by both young and old Vietnamese readers alike. The author, Duong Thuy, has traveled and studied abroad in Europe for many years and is well educated and versed in many cultures other than her native Vietnam. She has used her experiences to spin this lovely tale of the successes and failures of a young Vietnamese girl, Quynh Mai, who works for a Vietnamese division of a French cosmetics company. The novel goes far beyond being a simple love story. Duong Thuy has cleverly chosen her characters to illustrate the interactions between good and evil, between experience and naivety, and between greed and altruism, thus making the novel a true masterpiece in the psychology of human relationships. As the story evolves, Quynh Mai, an honorable, naive and kind hearted young Vietnamese lady, is pitted against the forces of jealousy, evil and greed on her way up the corporate ladder. After being bombarded by many successes and failures, both in her career and her love life, Quynh Mai ultimately emerges as an experienced and mature lady, no longer shackled with her naivety of youth. Quynh Mai finally realizes what true success, love and happiness is all about.
2. Beloved Oxford
There are very few Vietnamese novels that have ever been translated into English. This beautiful romance novel, however, is so charming that it deserves to be made available for English speaking people all around the world. It is a best-seller in its original Vietnamese language, and it has been enjoyed by both the young Vietnamese readers for whom it was intended, and by their parents. The novel is far more than a simple love story. It is a motivational work which demonstrates to the Vietnamese youth that they can achieve their dreams as they strive for a better life in their rapidly growing economic society.
The author, Duong Thuy, has traveled and studied abroad in Europe for many years and is well educated and versed in many cultures other than her native Vietnam. She has used her experiences to spin this wonderful tale of the trials, successes and romances of a young Vietnamese girl, Kim, who travels to England to study at Oxford University. For the English reader the novel offers, not only a captivating romance portraying young love between different cultures, but also a broad perspective of the cultural, economic and social issues currently facing modern day Vietnam. For this reason the book will be of interest to, not only those interested in a lovely romance story, but to enlighten readers who are interested in learning about the social and economic problems of countries around the world such as Vietnam through the eyes of a native author.
3. Across America
This is a tourist book of the United States which describes a journey that you’ll remember like none other you have ever read. So as you begin to read, just sit back, relax, light a candle, and enjoy your trip. You’ll be taken across the United States to places like Boston, Washington D.C., the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, and many other famous American sites. Your journey, though, will be taken with a Vietnamese author, Duong Thuy, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The author wrote the original version of the book in Vietnamese, and it has become a best seller in her native land. The book describes her experiences as she and her husband travel across America on a once in a lifetime tour. Americans may learn a few things about their own country, but the greatest reason to read the book is to learn how the people of a far away land such as Vietnam, with a much different society and culture, perceive the United States. The original title of the book in Vietnamese is Tôi nghĩ tôi thích nước Mỹ (literally I think I like the United States). The English version has been renamed to Across America, though, after consulting with the author, her editor, and her translator.
Vietnam is a young country, for the vast majority of Vietnamese today were born after the Vietnam war, known to them as the American war, so they have no first hand recollection of the war years. The US former president, Barack Obama, actually visited Vietnam last year and was surprised at the warm reception he received from the Vietnamese people. It almost seems as though the Vietnamese people know more about America than Americans realize. So, now just relax and enjoy your trip.