Red Blood, Yellow Skin

Red Blood, Yellow Skin Review

Red Blood, Yellow Skin is the story of a young girl's survival in war-torn Vietnam during the First Indochina War between France and Vietnam, the civil war between North and South Vietnam, and the later American involvement in the Vietnam War. Linda Baer was born Nguyen Thi Loan, in the village of Tao Xa, Thai Binh Province, in North Vietnam in 1947. When she was four years old, the Viet Minh attacked her village and killed her father, leaving Loan and her mother to fend for themselves. Seeking escape from impoverishment, her mother married a rich and dominating widower who was cruel to his free-spirited and mischievous stepdaughter. Loan found solace in the company of animals and insects and escaped into the branches of trees.

Title:Red Blood, Yellow Skin
Edition Language:English

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  • Ann Girdharry

    This is the story of one girl's life in Vietnam. She was born Nguyen Thi Loan in 1947 in North Vietnam and she lived through the wars in Vietnam - between the Vietnamese and the French in the 1940s-50...

  • Tina Willis

    3.8 Nguyen Thi Loan, aka Linda Baer (the author) starts her incredible story when she is 4 years old. As she shares with us her experiences of fear, poverty, hunger, death, and loneliness, I was quick...

  • Nancy

    Red Blood, Yellow Skin is the story of Linda L.T.Baer. She was born Nguyen Thi Loan in 1947 in North Vietnam. The story of her childhood is incredible. Her father was killed, her mother remarried a do...

  • Nina

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.In Red Blood, Yellow Skin, Linda L. T. Baer tells her story of growing up in Vietnam before and during the Vietnam War. Mrs. Baer l...

  • Natasha Jones

    This is a brilliant book, beautifully written. A true life insight into another time and culture. I will be keeping my eyes peeled for more work by this author, especially if she writes any historical...

  • Josephine

    A story of remarkable resilience. Though aware of the Vietnam War, I'd never before read about it willingly mainly because, well, I dislike war. Then again, who else did? But when I saw Red Blood, Yel...

  • Katbyrdie

    What an amazing memoir. Told from the perspective of a young girl as she grows up in Vietnam before and during the Vietnam War. The reader is able to experience the human and civilian experience of th...

  • Penmouse

    Red Blood, Yellow Skin: A Young Girl's Survival in War-Torn Vietnam by Linda L.T. Baer is a story of heartbreak and hope. Born Nguyen Thi Laon, her life started living in modest circumstances as her p...

  • Anthony Nguyen

    A MUST READ!! A true story of tragedy, family drama, survival, and romance all from the perspective of one girl's journey to womanhood while making it through a country at war. The writing is authenti...

  • Polly Krize

    I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.A heart-warmingly honest book as told by Linda Loan Thi Baer herself. Born and growing up through the Vietnam conflict, Loan stays stron...