C. L. Hoang was born and raised in Vietnam and came to the United States in the 1970s. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and earns his living as an electronic engineer, with eleven patents to his name. Books, history, and travel are his hobbies. His first book, "Once upon a Mulberry Field," is an award-winning novel set in Vietnam at the height of the war. It is followed by "Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees," the travelogue of his recent trip to his ancestral homeland.
In this travelogue of Vietnam, the author shares his first visit to his ancestral homeland after a decades-long absence. Filled with historical and cultural tidbits, and illustrated with pictures of Saigon, Hoi-An, Hue, Halong Bay, and Hanoi, "Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees" offers readers a personal and fascinating glimpse of this tropical land.
* Bronze Medal, 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Award
* Honorable Mention, 2015 Eric Hoffer Literary Award
* Honorable Mention, 2014 Writer's Digest Book Awards
* From the jungles of Vietnam through the minefields of the heart, ONCE UPON A MULBERRY FIELD follows one man's journey of self-discovery, fraught with disillusionment and despair but ultimately redeemed by the power of love.