Heaven And Earth

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By John (Seoul, 20, Korea, Republic of) · ★★★★☆ · March 09, 2011
If you've ever wanted to learn a bit about Vietnam, Le Ly Hayslip's first memoir, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, is essential reading. It's tragic and brutal, but quite possibly my all-time favorite autobiography due to it's being so passionate, honest, heart-felt, informative, and complet... ...more
By Abigail · ★★★★☆ · November 02, 2011
I chose to read this novel for one of my English lit circles which is just like a sort of book club but done every Friday with a small group (most who did not read at all, so I was the only one who was talking over all) and during English class. The novel wasn't bad at all although I do wish I wa... ...more
By Terry (Windsor, CT) · ★★★★★ · August 12, 2014
Le Ly's humanity and perseverance are an inspiration, and a reminder if how lucky we are to have been born in America. ...more
By Ligaya (Buffalo, NY) · ★★★★★ · December 10, 2008
This is the sequel to "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places", the memoir of a Vietnam peasant girl who escapes the horror of the Vietnam War and heads to America with a US soldier. I actually liked this account even more than the Le Ly's first memoir--perhaps because Child of War was less brutal... ...more
By Kathy (Woodstock, NH) · ★★★★☆ · August 19, 2013
Sequel to "When Heaven and Earth Changed Places". This memoir is about the author's adjustment to living in the US. Covers her relationships with the men in her life including her three sons. Ly wants to go back to Vietnam to build medical clinics. Not easy to get US approval....nor is it easy to... ...more
By Alexis (Corvallis, OR) · ★★☆☆☆ · September 05, 2008
This was her second memoir or second part of her autobiography and not nearly as good as her first one. I highly recommend When Heaven and Earth Changed Places, that one truly is exceptional ...more
By Amy (Vincennes, IN) · ★★★☆☆ · May 19, 2011
Nice to know what she did after she came to the states but not nearly of an impact as her first book "When Heaven and Earth Changed Place." ...more
By Shawn (New Rochelle, NY) · ★★★☆☆ · September 13, 2010
Not as good as her first, but worth reading if you read the first. ...more
By Trevor (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · September 29, 2008
Good long book... Took forever to read ...more
By Tiffany (Cornelius, NC) · ★☆☆☆☆ · October 01, 2010
This book pissed me off. ...more