Good WED! It is official, our Brews & Prose series is a hit! Last night, at our second event, over 100 people came to hear poet Sarah Gridley and author Dan Chaon (author of ‘You Remind me of me’) read. Next month, our speakers will be poet Catherine Wing and Paula McClain, author of The Paris Wife. (I’m a proud mama because I’m a partner at MBG! and a book lover)
Interview.com April 17, 2012
Fear follows us. It followed Loung Ung from the death-filled Khmer Rouge reign in Cambodia to a hopeful new life in America. In her memoir Lulu In The Sky (Harper Perennial), Loung evocatively shares her journey from bitter, angry young girl lost in the child soldier camps of the Khmer, to rebellious but dreamy American adolescent, longing for the careless freedom of her friends.Read Full Article
April 15, 2012
Cleveland Plain Dealer review of Lulu in the Sky
…The final book in her trilogy, “Lulu in the Sky,” is Ung’s account of forging a new life, painfully hammering past and present into one. Central to her story is Clevelander Mark Priemer, Ung’s college sweetheart at St. Michael’s in Vermont. A handsome, optimistic man, Priemer embodies the American belief that we hold our identity in our own hands. He sticks by her as she lurches through the decade after graduation, sometimes facing, more often denying, her trauma… Read Full Review
WCPN: 10-year-old Loung Ung survived the Killing Fields of Cambodia. She fled the genocide that killed nearly two million people. But more than 20 of her relatives died including her parents and two siblings. We’ll meet with Ung – now grown up and living in Northeast Ohio. Join us for a conversation on the extraordinary courage of the human spirit. Listen to Interview, Originally aired 10/3/11
The third memoir in a trilogy about processing and moving past the trauma of surviving the Cambodian genocide.. Read full review
Loung’s Ung’s final book in her memoir trilogy – Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing, and Double Happiness.
Prologue: Amah Chiem La Aw (Grandmother Who Possessed Good Blood)
Kompong Speu, Cambodia, January 2000
“Daughter,” my grandmother called me, her hand reaching out. “Did you bring me a grandchild?”Read More Excerpt
To inaugurate the 10×10 Book Club, we bring you the work of bestselling writer and international activist Loung Ung. Her debut memoir, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, is the perfect choice to kick things off! REad More about 10×10 book club!