The finalists in the prestigious EPPIE Awards, aka “the Oscars for e-books,” have just been announced.
The Last Boat Out: Memoirs of a Triumphant Vietnamese-American Family is a finalist in the category Nonfiction: General.
Congratulations to the authors – Truong-Nhu Dinh and Tran Thi Truong Nga, to the translators – Truong-Nhu Kenny and Ton-Nu Phuong-Thao, and to the publisher – GASLight Publishing, LLC!
I’m very proud to have edited this book for the Truong family and GASLight. Maintaining the two authors’ unique voices while making the book easily readable for American readers proved to be a challenge that I loved meeting.
Dr. Vu H. Pham, Director of theÂ Smithsonian Institution Vietnamese American Heritage Project, said about this book: “The dual male-female voices of this book provide nuanced texture to this already rich Vietnamese American story.”
You can read more reviews on the Last Boat Out Web site. If you haven’t read this wonderful book, you can order it as an e-book or a trade paperback. You’ll be touched, inspired, and entertained.
2/1/08: This book is now out-of-print.