Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees recaptures my recent visit to Vietnam. The trip was my first time going back to my ancestral homeland in over 40 years, since I’d left there in the 1970's. The book retraces the highlights of the trip: Saigon, my former hometown in the south; Hoi-An, the best preserved medieval port in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the country’s thousand-year-old capital, in the north.
Filled with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences, the travelogue is illustrated with over 40 color photographs.
As a world traveler, I've had the pleasure to visit Vietnam in the past. However, reading about C.L. Hoang's recent visit there offers a unique perspective of Vietnam as can only be discovered through the eyes of someone returning to his homeland after many years. If you are interested in Vietnam, have visited Vietnam, or are thinking of Vietnam, I highly recommend putting Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees on your reading list.
Whether you have been to Vietnam in the past or are thinking of going in the future, you’ll wish you had C.L. Hoàng as your traveling companion. His delicate, keenly crafted prose, his sharp eye for detail, his tender humanity and humility, make this travelogue a must-read for anyone interested in Vietnam, travel, or ancestry. He gives us tantalizing clues about his departure from Vietnam in the 1970s, his childhood, his parents’ younger years, and the emotions that rise to the surface during his trip back to what was once his home. The next best thing to traveling to Vietnam with C.L. Hoàng is reading his wonder-filled book, and seeing the country through his eyes.
The travelogue, Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees, is a wonderful, informative, and heartwarming read! C. L. Hoàng achieves a perfect blend of narrating the sights, describing the tour experience, and relating family reminiscences while sharing moving personal impressions after such a long absence from his homeland. Whether or not you’re Vietnamese, you’ll find great appeal and inspiration in this illustrated love letter to Việt-Nam.
Filled from cover to cover with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences (and illustrated with over forty photographs), Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees offers an insightful and fascinating glimpse of a tropical Southeast Asian country that is now fading from the awareness of the American public. Impressively informative, exceptionally well written, and an inherently fascinating read, Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees is an especially recommended addition to both community and academic library Contemporary Travel & Travelogue collections.
Aimed at first-time travelers to Việt Nam, C. L. Hoàng's Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees is a fascinating and highly readable account of one man's return to his ancestral homeland. Hoàng's narrative keeps the reader fully engaged as he describes the highlights of a 10-day visit to this intriguing country, with its must-see destinations and warm, friendly people. Packed with essential cultural background and illustrated with over 40 color photographs, Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees is the perfect introduction for prospective visitors.
"Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees," a new book by award-winning author C. L. Hoang, is set to be released by Willow Stream Publishing on November 18, 2017.
San Diego, CA, November 17, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Award-winning author C. L. Hoang announces the release of his new book, "Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees," a travelogue of Vietnam (Willow Stream Publishing, ISBN: 9780989975605).
On his first visit to his ancestral homeland after a decades-long absence, the author retraces his steps around his former hometown of Saigon in the south, and then follows an itinerary of discovery to other unique destinations throughout the country: Hoi-An, the best-preserved medieval seaport in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the country’s thousand-year-old capital, in the north.
Filled with historical and cultural tidbits and personal reminiscences, and illustrated with over forty photographs, "Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees" offers the reader an insightful and fascinating glimpse of this tropical land.
The travelogue is available in paperback and eBook formats (Kindle, epub) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and all other online bookstores.
C. L. Hoang was born and raised in Vietnam during the war and came to the United States in the 1970's. He graduated with degrees in electrical engineering from Ohio University and the University of California, Berkeley, and earns his living as an electronic engineer, with eleven patents to his name. Books, history, and travel are his hobbies. His first book, "Once upon a Mulberry Field," is an award-winning novel set at the height of the Vietnam War. It is followed by "Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees," a travelogue of his recent return trip to the ancestral homeland.
For more information on C. L. Hoang and his books, please visit his website: www.mulberryfieldsforever.com or his Author Page on Amazon.com: www.amazon.com/author/clhoang
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