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When Broken Glass Floats Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge

Author : Chanrithy Him
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Chanrithy Him felt compelled to tell of surviving life under the Khmer Rouge in a way "worthy of the suffering which I endured as a child." In a mesmerizing story, Chanrithy Him vividly recounts her trek through the hell of the "killing fields." She gives us a child's-eye view of a Cambodia where rudimentary labor camps for both adults and children are the norm and modern technology no longer exists. Death becomes a companion in the camps, along with illness. Yet through the terror, the members of Chanrithy's family remain loyal to one another, and she and her siblings who survive will find redeemed lives in America. A Finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize.

Reflections of a Khmer Soul

Author : Navy Phim
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In a lyrical journey of self-acceptance, the author questions and comes to term with the Killing Fields and other genocides. She explores what it means to be a child of the Killing Fields raised in the United States.

Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature

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Presents a reference on Asian-American literature providing profiles of Asian-American writers and their works.

After the Heavy Rain

Author : Sokreaksa S. Himm
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Thirteen of Reaksa Himm's immediate family, including both his parents, were executed by the Khmer Rouge under Pol Pot. The young killers marched them from the remote northern village to which they had been exiled, out into the jungle. One by one the machetes fell. Severely wounded, Reaksa was covered by the bodies of his family. His remarkable story of survival is told in 'The Tears of My Soul'. In this second book he describes how he tracked down his family's killers, one by one, embraced them, gave them a scarf of friendship and presented each with a Bible. He has also funded and had built a clinic, school and five churches in the area. This is an astonishing tale of the consequences of spiritual rebirth.

Contemporary Authors

Author : Gale Group
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Nonfiction Book Proposals Anybody can Write Revised and Updated

Author : Elizabeth Lyon
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Sign the contract…then write the book. The good news is that almost every nonfiction book published is sold by a proposal. In this comprehensive yet accessible guide, you will learn exactly what a proposal is, what it must contain, and how to pull yours together into an informative, persuasive selling package. Already a favorite for thousands of aspiring writers, this book has been revised and updated by Elizabeth Lyon to feature nearly two dozen actual proposals, plus: · Choosing a topic based on current trends and competing titles · Drafting the perfect concept statement—daring agents and editors to reject you · Defining and targeting your readership—then connecting with them · Preparing a table of contents and chapter summaries · Submitting exciting and well-written sample chapters · Writing query letters · Devising a marketing plan that will excite agents and publishers

Recipe for a Book Club

Author : Mary O'Hare
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Furnishes a comprehensive guide to hosting a reading group get-together in which good eating and reading are combined, providing a reading theme for each month, seasonal book selections and favorite authors, and a menu and recipes to go with it.

Diamond Boy

Author : Savann T. Mey
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Diamond Boy is a unique story of an ordinary child who applies his fathers teachings to help him overcome and move around tight and extraordinary situations. His father was gone most of his growing-up life, and his stepmothers health was deteriorating . Diamond, being the oldest son, takes it upon his shoulder the burden of keeping his broken siblings together, doing all that he can to help out at home. Away from home, pressure from peers, bullies, trouble-makers and gangsters alike. Diamond used his fathers old wisdom and knowledge to get out of any predicament and to prepare himself to reach for the sky with the dream that his father had taught him to dream. Working hard with only one purpose in mind, lifes fix, he never lost sight of his vision, and at the end, Diamond succeeded while all his other schoolmates lives take different coursesfrom straight As and good girls turned bad to working the streets to support their habits and more.

Stay Alive My Son

Author : Pin Yathay
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On April 17, 1975, the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh to open a new and appalling chapter in the story of the twentieth century. On that day, Pin Yathay was a qualified engineer in the Ministry of Public Works. Successful and highly educated, he had been critical of the corrupt Lon Nol regime and hoped that the Khmer Rouge would be the patriotic saviors of Cambodia. In Stay Alive, My Son, Pin Yathay provides an unforgettable testament of the horror that ensued and a gripping account of personal courage, sacrifice and survival. Documenting the 27 months from the arrival of the Khmer Rouge in Phnom Penh to his escape into Thailand, Pin Yathay's story is a powerful and haunting memoir of Cambodia's killing fields. With seventeen members of his family, Pin Yathay were evacuated by the Khmer Rouge from Phnom Penh, taking with them whatever they might need for the three days before they would be allowed to return to their home. Instead, they were moved on from camp to camp, their possessions confiscated or abandoned. As days became weeks and weeks became months, they became the "New People," displaced urban dwellers compelled to live and work as peasants, their days were filled with forced manual labor and their survival dependent on ever more meager communal rations. The body count mounted, first as malnutrition bred rampant disease and then as the Khmer Rouge singled out the dissidents for sudden death in the darkness. Eventually, Pin Yathay's family was reduced to just himself, his wife, and their one remaining son, Nawath. Wracked with pain and disease, robbed of all they had owned, living on the very edge of dying, they faced a future of escalating horror. With Nawath too ill to travel, Pin Yathay and his wife, Any, had to make the heart-breaking decision whether to leave him to the care of a Cambodian hospital in order to make a desperate break for freedom. "Stay alive, my son," he tells Nawath before embarking on a nightmarish escape to the Thai border. First published in 1987, the Cornell edition of Stay Alive, My Son includes an updated preface and epilogue by Pin Yathay and a new foreword by David Chandler, a world-renowned historian of Cambodia, who attests to the continuing value and urgency of Pin Yathay's message.

Life in America

Author : Savann T. Mey
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