Suggested Reading

These books are related to the subject matter of Escape from Communist Heaven. Some are specifically about Vietnam, and others address human rights issues in other parts of the world.

  • Between Shades of Gray, Ruta Sepetys, Philomel Books, 2011
  • Never Fall Down, Patricia McCormick, Balzer + Bray, 2012
  • The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini, Penguin Group, 2003
  • The Will of Heaven, Nguyen Ngoc Ngan and E.E. Richie, Dutton Adult, 1982
  • The Vietnamese Gulag, Doan Van Toai and David Chanoff, Simon and Schuster, 1986
  • Perfume Dreams, Andrew Lam, Heyday, 2005
  • Vietnam Under Communism, Nguyen Van Canh, Hoover Institution Press, 1985


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