• The cover of the book The Quiet American

    The Quiet American

    Compact in both prose and plot, this is possibly the Perfect Novel. Greene is eerily prescient—though published in 1955, the novel previews with disturbing accuracy the future complexity of the situation between Vietnam and the United States.

  • The cover of the book The Gangster We Are All Looking For

    The Gangster We Are All Looking For

    Narrated in first-person by a young girl, thúy’s book takes on the post-war experiences of a group of rescued Vietnamese refugees in San Diego. Devastating and lovely, this is a poem in the form of a novel.

  • The cover of the book City of Thieves

    City of Thieves

    David Benioff, who is also a Hollywood screenwriter (currently writer and executive producer of “Game of Thrones”), knows how to tell a story! “City of Thieves,” set during the German siege of Leningrad, is a classic page-turner—the kind of book so visceral and engaging that you feel every anticipation in the pit of your stomach.