Santa-Barbara News-Press|Finally free

The Santa Barbara News-Press Books section featured Catching Shrimp with Bare Hands in “Finally free: New book details Santa Barbara man’s childhood in Vietnam during and after the waron 17 April 2015.

Alternately hopeful and sometimes heartbreaking, Michelle Robin La’s comprehensive 487-page debut is based on her husband’s childhood in his native country during and after the Vietnam War. Mostly memoir, the story centers on Mr. La but also includes his mother, Ro Thi Le, his father, Chan La, along with nine siblings as they try to survive a war that moves them from place to place while threatening to break them and their country apart. — Santa Barbara News-Press

Featured in the Santa-Barbara News-Press.

Catching Shrimp with Bare Hands featured in the Santa Barbara News-Press.

3 thoughts on “Santa-Barbara News-Press|Finally free

  1. Hello Michelle,
    Our book group in Santa Barbara is planning to read your book for our discussion in July on the 23rd. In the past we have enjoyed and appreciated having local authors attend our meetings to share some of their in sites into writing their books. Are you available for that kind of that kind of evening? We would be thrilled to have you attend our group and bring your husband too. What an interesting that would be for our group. Please let us know if you would be interested in joining us. If that is not a good date we could rearrange another time…
    Sincerely, Vickie Lacks

    • Hi Vickie,
      I’d be happy to come. This is something I really enjoy doing! I have another event on July 23rd, but I hope we can find another date. My email is on my contact page. Also, I’ll try to call you later. Thanks so much for contacting me.

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