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October 13, 2020
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Harlan and Lan discuss Family in Six Tones on radio 

A Mother, Daughter And The Shadow Of Vietnam
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Family in Six Tones

The Cyber Librarian Review

Oct 03, 2020 by Lan Cao
"Family in Six Tones is a striking memoir.” —The Cyber Librarian

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Spiritual Media Blog Excerpt

Oct 02, 2020 by Lan Cao
Spiritual Media Blog Excerpt

"In my life, there is Saigon, my childhood city, and there is Harlan, my daughter. One is loss and the other is love, although sometimes loss and love are intertwined. Both are volcanic, invasive experiences, their own particular battle zones, full of love and warmth. All‑powerful, all‑encompassing, searing, awakening. Once experienced, they take over your life, altering the very cells in your body, both in the moment and in retrospect."

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SA Examiner Review

Oct 02, 2020 by Lan Cao
"Family in Six Tones is an impressive and poignant exploration of the mother/daughter relationship which often has the same struggles and insecurities passed on from generation to generation.” 
—SA Examiner 

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Story Time Teen

Sep 27, 2020 by Lan Cao

Story Time Teen posts a letter Lan Cao writes to her teenage self. 

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Books by Women

Sep 26, 2020 by Lan Cao
Excerpt of Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao

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Caregiver Warrior Review

Sep 26, 2020 by Lan Cao
"Family in Six Tones, a rich and fascinating memoir written by mother and daughter, Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao, reaches across generations to share the impact of chasing the American dream. The bravery and fierce determination of both Mother and daughter to find peace and meaning within and with each other are prevalent on every page. Two distinct voices and one shared bond deliver heart-wrenching honesty and powerful storytelling.” 
--Caregiver Warrior

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Tar Heel Reader Review

Sep 25, 2020 by Lan Cao
"If you are looking for a unique book on an immigrant experience, this is a beautiful one. The writing is stunning and evocative.”
--Tar Heel Reader

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Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books Podcast

Sep 24, 2020 by Lan Cao
Zibby laughed her way through her conversation with Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao. She enjoyed their beautiful memoir about identity, belonging, Vietnam, and more. She had a front row seat to their authentic mother-daughter dynamic in this priceless interview.

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The Backpack Show

Sep 22, 2020 by Lan Cao
Chris Brogan on The Backpack Show, speaking about Family in Six Tones by authors Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao.

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Reading Ladies Book Club Review

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
"I’m definitely recommending Family in Six Tones for readers who might work with or know refugees, for those who are interested in reading more about the Vietnam War from a refugee’s perspective, and for fans of thought-provoking memoir. It is an honest, heartfelt, detailed, and ambitious read.” —Reading Ladies Book Club
 

Talk Nerdy Book Blog Review

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
“The dual narrative makes Family in Six Tones so unique and elevates the storytelling. What results is a gripping memoir that allows the reader to understand the lasting impact of what it means to be a refugee.” —Talk Nerdy Book Blog
 

Book Loons Review

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
“I found this memoir to be absorbing.” —Book Loons
 

English Plus Language Review

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
"Family in Six Tones is prefaced with a line from T. S. Eliot, “Do I dare disturb the universe?” Lan Cao’s portion of this autobiography will disturb the universe of many Americans who lived through the sixties and seventies. Harlan’s portion may disturb contemporary readers. What a story they both have.” -- English Plus Language

Books by Women

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
Guest post by Lan Cao, author of Family in Six Tones, a Refugee Mother, an American Daughter is a multigenerational memoir co-written by acclaimed Vietnamese-American novelist, lawyer and professor Lan Cao and her daughter Harlan Margaret Van Cao.

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Authors Answer

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
Q&A with Lan Cao and Harlan Van Cao on their new book Family in Six Tones

Lan Cao is the author of Monkey Bridge and The Lotus and the Storm, and most recently of the scholarly work Culture in Law and Development: Nurturing Positive Change. 

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Cindy Reads & Writes

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao - Spotlight and Giveaway 

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Book Riot

Sep 20, 2020 by Lan Cao
Book Riot - Podcast featuring new non-fiction books: Family in Six Tones

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The Book Decoder

Sep 19, 2020 by Lan Cao
Excerpt of Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao. 

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Storeybook Reviews

Sep 19, 2020 by Lan Cao
Excerpt – Family in Six Tones by Lan Cao and Harlan Margaret Van Cao #memoir #nonfiction #newrelease

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