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May 17, 2015 – 10:57 pm | 2 Comments

This review is by contributor Thuy Dinh, editor of Da Mau Magazine.
The cover photograph of Sally Mann’s memoir, Hold Still, shows the author as a prepubescent tomboy, airborne against a gray expanse of sky. She …

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Book Review: DRIFTING HOUSE by Krys Lee

February 9, 2012 – 1:11 pm | One Comment
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This review is by contributor Thuy Dinh, editor of the literary webzine Da Mau.
With nine cinematic, well-crafted stories, Krys Lee’s debut collection literally takes your breath away in its unflinching portrayal of displacement. Almost all …

Book Review & Giveaway: RULES OF CIVILITY by Amor Towles

August 15, 2011 – 10:09 pm | 9 Comments
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by Thuy Dinh, editor-in-chief of Da Mau magazine

Rules of Civility, Amor Towles‘s debut novel, deftly reflects the American sensibility of being a nation of transplants. Structured as a bildungsroman, the novel begins in …

Conjurer of Destinies: Review of Monique Truong’s BITTER IN THE MOUTH

October 4, 2010 – 6:06 pm | 7 Comments
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This review is by contributing writer Thuy Dinh, a practicing attorney and the editor of the literary webzine Da Mau.
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In Vietnamese, words that convey happiness and suffering are themselves distinct tastes. While happiness is …

Hell is Other People: Review of Piper Kerman’s ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

May 8, 2010 – 11:10 pm | 6 Comments
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This review is by contributing writer Thuy Dinh, a practicing attorney and editor-in-chief of the literary webzine Da Mau.

Piper Kerman’s memoir, Orange is the New Black, deftly invokes the themes of “white girl gone wrong” …

Book Review: Lorrie Moore's A GATE AT THE STAIRS

October 7, 2009 – 6:24 pm | 7 Comments
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Written by Thuy Dinh, contributing writer
My children, ages 11, 8, and 6, are discovering the Beatles for the first time. Not only do they listen to the songs endlessly during the rides to and from …

Review: Josh Neufeld's A.D.: NEW ORLEANS AFTER THE DELUGE

August 17, 2009 – 9:43 pm | 4 Comments
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This review was written by contributing writer, Thuy Dinh, my resident expert on graphic novels.—PCN
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In A.D.: New Orleans After the Deluge, Josh Neufeld presents a graphic journalistic account of six survivors’ real-life experiences after Hurricane …

Review: David Mazzucchelli's ASTERIOS POLYP

July 24, 2009 – 10:40 pm | 7 Comments
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This review was written by contributing writer Thuy Dinh, an editor of the webzine Da Mau and my resident expert on graphic novels. —PCN

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As children, my cousin Allan and I would spy on Mrs. Seven, …

Ayelet Waldman's Annoying BAD MOTHER

May 12, 2009 – 11:24 pm | One Comment
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This review was written by contributing writer Thuy Dinh, a practicing attorney and an editor of the webzine Da Mau. She is also a mother of three.
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Ayelet Waldman, wife of Michael Chabon, is no stranger …