Butterfly Yellow by Thanhhà Lại audiobook

Butterfly Yellow

By Thanhhà Lại
Read by LuLu Lam

HarperCollins 9780062229212


Format: Retail CD (In Stock)
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Runtime: 6.55 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English



Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Perfect for fans of Elizabeth Acevedo, Ibi Zoboi, and Erika L. Sanchez, this gorgeously written and deeply moving own voices novel is the YA debut from the award-winning author of Inside Out & Back Again. 4 starred reviews!

In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms—and Hằng is left behind in the war-torn country.

Six years later, Hằng has made the brutal journey from Việt Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her.

Hằng is overjoyed when she reunites with Linh. But when she realizes he doesn’t remember her, their family, or Việt Nam, her heart is crushed. Though the distance between them feels greater than ever, Hằng has come so far that she will do anything to bridge the gap.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Lai is a master of storytelling, and this tale will have you wanting to hug close every character even while you cheer for them to fly.” Elizabeth Acevedo, New York Times bestselling and National Book Award winning author
“Lại’s imagery awakens the senses. Most powerful is the deep throb of regret and the thinnest wisps of hopefulness that Lại conveys throughout. They touch the soul.” Booklist (starred review)
“Every sentence is infused with warmth, and Lại shows readers that countless moments of grace exist even in the darkest times. Masterfully conjures grace, beauty, and humor out of the tragic wake of the Vietnam War.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Gorgeous writing meets expert narration in this one-of-a-kind refugee story. Narrator LuLu Lam…fully captures Hang’s struggles and joys with learning English as well the text’s Vietnamese dialogue, making this an especially appropriate novel for audio. Equally impressive is the Texas twang Lam gives to LeeRoy…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Butterfly Yellow artfully blends comedy and tragedy in a deeply moving story about refugees, siblings, and youthful dreams.” Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize–winning author



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Author Bio: Thanhhà Lại

Author Bio: Thanhhà Lại

Thanhhà Lại was born in Vietnam and moved to Alabama in 1975. She received a degree in journalism from the University of Texas and worked as a journalist at the Orange County Register for two years before deciding to switch to fiction writing. She lives in New York City with her family and teaches writing at Parsons The New School of Design.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.55
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English