Where the Wind Leads

Where the Wind Leads

A Refugee Family's Miraculous Story of Loss, Rescue, and Redemption

Book - 2014
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A family's journey from pre-war Vietnam, through pirate attacks in the open sea, to a new home in Fort Smith, Arkansas, where poverty and discrimination could not prevent the author from graduating from Harvard Medical School.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee :, W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson,, [2014]
ISBN: 9780849947568
Characteristics: xiii, 353 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Downs, Tim


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Jun 27, 2017

A true story about Vinh Chung and his family, who fled Vietnam when he was three years old. The book recounts their harrowing experience as refugees, escaping on a boat, and ultimately settling in the US. They struggled and strove to build a new life in an unfamiliar country with a different culture and language. An engrossing story about survival and overcoming adversity.

Dec 24, 2016

I really enjoyed this book. I don't think it should be classified as an immigrant story or a Christian story. It is a first hand account of how a family struggles for survival and identity. The family members are well developed and real. It reads like a novel although it is a true story of a family without their homeland.

Apr 28, 2016

This is Vinh's true story of being one of the "Boat People" who escaped Vietnam and were rescued by a US boat, sponsored and housed in America. You understand why they had to leave Vietnam and how they were lucky enough to start again. They work very hard in their new country to make something of themselves.


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