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Comrades and haunting memories of the great love he once knewShocking revelations from his visitor uncover a missing part of Roger’s life he never dreamed possible Peeling back one layer at a time he delves into a decades old secret in search of answers. One of the best books I have read this year The story of innocence in a very difficult time in our country and in Vietnam A country ravished by war and the lives and families it touched The characters were so brilliantly brought to life I could visually see the young doctor from Minnesota and The Kid from Iowa When an author takes that much time to ensure you get a feeling for the characters you know you have a great novel to read The book touched me on so many levels as a veteran myself I could think back and remember saying goodbye to a girlfriend anxiously awaiting that care package but cannot imagine the pain of being 18 years old and being drafted and set to fight a war you probably didn t even understand The story was was love being changed friendships made and lost acuaintances discovered and lost for decades It was about engagements and broken dreans rediscovered hope and lost opportunities I believe this book should be a movie and would be a tremendous read for any High School literature class because the possiblities for open discussion are endless

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Once upon a Mulberry Field

As Roger Connors a widower with no children ponders whether to pursue aggressive treatment for his cancer a cryptic note arrives from a long lost USAF buddy announcing the visit of an acuaintance from Vietnam The startling news resurrects ghosts of fallen. This book moved me on two levels One I felt myself falling backwards through time as I read the familiar terms Cam Ranh Bay Long Binh Sht hooks Chinooks slicks Puff and Warthogs Charlie Khmer Rouge And the worst of all Tet This story of Roger Connors takes me back to those days I was riveted by the account of this young American landing in country and finding his way amid bombings and bloodshed but also friendship Learning to love the local people one especially Finding out what life was really like there on the ground in South Vietnam I was disturbed to be reminded of how upon their return to the USA our young men were punished for their involuntary participation in an unpopular war Support Our Troops is now a given but it was a policy born of remorse for that misplaced hatred I was eually disturbed by Roger s personification of a Vet with PTSD after his return How confusing to come back to one s former beloved country still caught up in the turmoil of combat grieving for friends still in harm s way But on another level this is the story of a love affair and I cried my eyes out toward the end What a skillful portrayal of the human condition We re all just fighting to create a good life for ourselves and our loved ones How wonderful if it all works out and how bittersweet if not The author CL Hoang a native of Vietnam who moved to America in his youth manages to craft a tale that portrays the unacknowledged commonalities between warring cultures This is a beautifully wrought story made richer by the fact that the author began it only as a way of recording his father s history As he wrote and researched he began to interact with veterans who told him their stories Roger Connors is an amalgam of those veterans and the book bears heartbreaking witness to the struggles of those on both sides CL Hoang has written a first class debut novel I hope there will be many

C.L. Hoang Ç 6 SUMMARY

And traces of a passion unfulfilledFrom the jungles of Vietnam through the minefields of the heart Once upon a Mulberry Field follows one man’s journey to self discovery fraught with disillusionment and despair but ultimately redeemed by the power of lov. What a thrill to read this novel from a number of angles First the writing was brilliant and I marveled at his command of the English language Second as a Vietnam Vet I saw another perspective about the war the personal side between two cultures Third the descriptions of the war milieu brought back memories of 45 years I was amazed at the knowledge that Mr Hoang possessed about the American militaryThird once past the character development phase I was rewarded with a personal and emotional story with twists and turns that affected the American hero and the Vietnamese protagonists I couldn t put the book down At the end I had leaky eyes which showed the author s writing skills of story development and of description As I read I felt I was placed in the scene itself Vietnam veterans and others will benefit from this engaging adventure Well done


10 thoughts on “Once upon a Mulberry Field

  1. says:

    This book moved me on two levels One I felt myself falling backwards through time as I read the familiar terms Cam Ranh Bay Long Binh Sht hooks Chinooks slicks Puff and Warthogs Charlie Khmer Rouge And the worst of all Tet This story of Roger Connors takes me back to those days I was riveted by the account of this young American landing in country and finding his way amid bombings and bloodshed but also friendship Learning to lov

  2. says:

    This is a beautifully written novel that tells a heartrending tale of American and South Vietnamese love at a time when both countries were torn apart by war Set at Bien Hoa Air Force Base near Saigon in 1967 at the height of the Tet Offensive the novel explores the blossoming romance between a US Air Force doctor Roger Connors and

  3. says:

    I liked this book very much and could easily see it becoming a movie It's good old fashioned storytelling Some of it is predictable but I sure didn't mind because I was carried away by the emotional undercurrents The most powerful scenes take place in Vietnam where the author transports the reader to the war torn country during the 1960s One can feel the fear that the young men faced every day not knowing if they would ever live

  4. says:

    Việt Nam a love storyC L Hoàng was born and raised in South Vietnam during the war and came to the United Stat

  5. says:

    CL Hoang uses his own family experience and the stories of military veterans to paint this lush tale of love among the tragedy and ruin of the Vietnam War Dr Roger Connors widowed and retired at a senior community is forced to confront the nightmares and pain of the bittersweet past he had struggled to push aside to live a normal civilian life back in the States We step into his story as a medical officer at an air force base ofte

  6. says:

    One of the best books I have read this year The story of innocence in a very difficult time in our country and in Vietnam A country ravished by war and the lives and families it touched The characters were so brilliantly brought to life I could visually see the young doctor from Minnesota and The Kid from Iowa When an author takes

  7. says:

    There is a reason and a season for all life and love I almost don't know what to saythe emotional realism of the words in this book through war and tragedy and friendship and family and life It is perfect No spo

  8. says:

    I received this as a Goodreads first reads giveawayI really enjoyed this book Other than what I may have read in a history class I haven’t read about the Vietnam War While the story isn’t about the war itself a large portion of it takes place during that time and I learned about it The story is about the relationships in Roger

  9. says:

    What a thrill to read this novel from a number of angles First the writing was brilliant and I marveled at his command of the English language Second as a Vietnam Vet I saw another perspective about the war the personal side between two cultures Third the descriptions of the war milieu brought back memories of 45 years I was amazed at the knowledge that Mr Hoang possessed about the American militaryThird once

  10. says:

    CL Hoang has woven a beautiful story out of a turbulent time in history The story moves effortlessly between the

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