[PDF / Epub] ❤ The House on Dream Street ✅ Dana Sachs – Girlnailart.us

The House on Dream Street In This Heartfelt Memoir, Dana Sachs Takes The Reader On A Sensual And Textured Voyage To A Country Most Americans Think About Only In Terms Of War A Finalist For The Independent Publisher Book Award, This Deftly Written Narrative Reveals How Sachs Settled In With Slick, Warmhearted Tung And His Quietly Tenacious Wife Huong In Hanoi And Made A Place For Herself In Enemy Territory With Vivid Descriptions Of The Community The Noodle Stalls And Roaring Motorcycles, The Vestiges Of French Colonialism, And The Encroachment Of Glittering High Rises Sachs Explores The Tenuous Balance Between The Traditions Of Old Vietnam And A Country In The Throes Of Modernization Sachs S Honest Depiction Of Her Difficulties Renders Her Triumphs And Love For The Country And Its People All The Poignant And Compelling This Edition Includes A New Afterword By The Author.

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  • Paperback
  • 357 pages
  • The House on Dream Street
  • Dana Sachs
  • English
  • 17 September 2018
  • 1580051006

10 thoughts on “The House on Dream Street

  1. says:

    What drew me to The House on Dream Street was the promise of a firsthand account of living in Vietnam While I ve been to Vietnam twice, those short visits almost three months combined can t replace the day to day details of actually living and working in a place The House on Dream Street is a travel memoir recounting Sachs s repeated trips to North Vietnam over the course of two years.Sachs, an American journalist, impulsively drops her life in San Francisco for a new one in Hanoi She settl What drew me to The House on Dream Street was the promise of a firsthand account of living in Vietnam While I ve been to Vietnam twice, those short visits almost three months combined can t replace the day to day details of actually living and working in a place The House on Dream Street is a travel memoir recounting Sachs s repeated trips to North Vietnam over the course of two years.Sachs, an American journalist, impulsively drops her life in San Francisco for a new one in Hanoi She settles into a garishly decorated room at a young family s house, tentatively forging a friendship with the quiet, retiring wife of her landlord B...

  2. says:

    The first time I read this book yes, I ve read itthan once , I had just returned to America after living in Vietnam for four years I d heard of Sachs through the couple who edited Destination Vietnam magazine, and I was intrigued by her book I had been living in Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam, while Sachs s book was about her life as an American woman in Hanoi in the 1990s What appealed to me so much about her story is that despite her frustrations, her moments of anger, her The first time I read this book yes, I ve read itthan once , I had just returned to America after living in Vietnam for four years I d heard of Sachs through the couple who edited Destination Vietnam magazine, and I was intrigued by her book I had been living in Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam, while Sachs s book was about her life as an American woman in Hanoi in the 1990s What appealed to me so much about her story is that despite her frustrations, her moments of anger, her mixed emotions there was such a rich underlying tender...

  3. says:

    One of the best books I ve read about living and working in another country While reading, I got a real sense of what Vietnam and the Vietnamese are like, and why the author fell in love with the country and culture I recommend it highly.

  4. says:

    Making the decision to move and live abroad in a country where you don t speak the language or understand the culture, is something many people may not fathom In The House on Dream Street, Sachs journeys to Hanoi to discover its people and its culture Sachs finds herself completely enraptured by the people, the environment, and a witness to the country s evolution.Though the memoir began as Sachs love affair with Vietnam, her story quickly became less about Vietnam andabout her own pers Making the decision to move and live abroad in a country where you don t speak the language or understand the culture, is something many people may not fathom In The House on Dream Street, Sachs journeys to Hanoi to discover its people and its...

  5. says:

    Pretty good, but boy oh boy did she mess up in choosing a Vietnamese lover I m glad she lived with a family and didn t hang out with expats all the time Makes for a much better memoir that way

  6. says:

    Dream Street covers a shorter time period than I had expected Sachs s time in Vietnam amounted to a little over a year, and she always knew even when she daydreamed about staying that it was temporary But she makes smart choices in her memoir, choosing, for example, to skim over the English teaching and article writing she did while in Vietnam in favour ofdetails about the neighbourhood around her and others lives There s a shift in her thinking, too, from thinking of Vietnam and Vie Dream Street covers a shorter time period than I had expected Sachs s time in Vietnam amounted to a little over a year, and she always knew even when she daydreamed about staying that it was temporary But she makes smart choices in her memoir, choosing, for example, to skim over the English teaching and article writing she did while in Vietnam in favour ofdetails about the neighbourhood around her and others lives There s a shift in her thinking, too, from thinking of Vietnam and Vietnamese people largely in terms of the Vietnam War to thinking about it themin terms of the present day That conversation with the veteran who lost a leg I wonder how ...

  7. says:

    This was an interesting read I have always been fascinated by Vietnam, its people, and its culture most likely because I grew up in the era of the Vietnam war and that s all I ever heard about it There was a pervasive fear in the neighborhood I grew up in as we watched neighbors get drafted and head off to war We never knew who was next So, when I spotted this book in the local used book store, I simply could not resist An American woman living in Vietnam, 20 years post war, alone Wow It This was an interesting read I have always been fascinated by Vietnam, its people, and its culture most likely because I grew up in the era of the Vietnam war and that s all I ever heard about it There was a pervasive fear in the neighborhood I grew up in as we watched neighbors get drafted and head off to war We never knew who was next So, when I spotted this book in the local used book store, I simply could not resist An American woman living in Vietnam, 20 years post war, alone Wow It takes a lot of strength, guts, and nerve for a young, American woman to move to Vietnam She did it alone, without knowing the language and just expected to live there and eventually find a way to fit in What an experience I like the way she wrote it warm, humble, sincere, and matter of fact Her descriptions of the cities, sounds, sites, lakes, people, food, shopping and lifestyle put...

  8. says:

    As someone who married in to Vietnamese culture, I am always reading about and looking for interesting books about the place, particularly from outsider perspectives This book was interesting for the sake of day to day living in Ha Noi, but lacked a sense of connection with the culture itself Perhaps this is inevitable, because the author is not part of a Vietnamese family, but her interactions with Vietnamese people often seem shallow In particular, her brief relationship with Phai a man of As someone who married in to Vietnamese culture, I am always reading about and looking for interesting books about the place, particularly from outsider perspectives This book was interesting for the sake of day to day living in Ha Noi, but lacked a sense of connection with the culture itself Perhaps thi...

  9. says:

    I seem to best enjoy travel writing while traveling myself it makes me less jealous of the author Sachs lucked out with a title I found this book personally interesting because I have also spent time in Southeast Asia, so it was interesting to compare my experiences and reactions with those of Sachs She gives brief snippets of background information, which I found helpful, but otherwise the scope is narrowed to her personal experience, which I think works She s not attempting ...

  10. says:

    I was interested to read a book about an American woman living in Vietnam, a country that had fascinated her since her first visit She lived with a Vietnamese family and immersed herself in their lives and that of their ...

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