Monday, February 4, 2013
Ru was one of the books up for the Giller prize last year so I was fortunate to get this in my Christmas stocking (DH likes to buy one or two for me every year). I basically read it in one sitting, I didn't want to put it down. They were short stories, memories of life in Vietnam, escaping by boat and a few experiences in Canada. I love to be able to look through someone elses eyes, especially an immigrants
( I have some empathy there) and this was something new. If I ever got the chance to meet the author I would tell her how grateful I am that she shared such stories with us. True life can, at times, be very rewarding and enlightening, so the sharing of personal history is a gift.