Stream thousands of fine art and hand-crafting classes with Creativebug. Check it out here!

Vaughn Public Library - Ashland

When heaven and earth changed places: a Vietnamese woman's journey from war to peace

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Doubleday
Pub. Date:
1989
Edition:
1st ed
Language:
English
Lexile measure:
1100L
Description
It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down. The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when U.S. helicopters langed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs. Le Ly was one of those children.

Before the age of sixteen, Le Ly had suffered near-starvation, imprisonment, torture, rape, and the deaths of beloved family members—but miraculously held fast to her faith in humanity. And almost twenty years after her escape to Ameica, she was drawn inexorably back to the devastated country and family she left behind. Scenes of this joyous reunion are interwoven with the brutal war years, offering a poignant picture of vietnam, then and now, and of a courageous woman who experienced the true horror of the Vietnam War—and survived to tell her unforgettable story.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780385247580
Lexile measure:
1100L
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID37370f23-ae0d-3cb1-844f-75f7acfaf236
Grouping Titlewhen heaven and earth changed places a vietnamese womans journey from war to peace
Grouping Authorle ly hayslip
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2024-02-23 13:52:10PM
Last Indexed2024-02-25 05:17:00AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Wurts, Jay
author
Hayslip, Le Ly
author2-role
Wurts, Jay
author_display
Hayslip, Le Ly
available_at_ashland
Ashland Vaughn Public Library
detailed_location_ashland
Ashland Adult Nonfiction
display_description
format_ashland
Book
format_category_ashland
Books
id
37370f23-ae0d-3cb1-844f-75f7acfaf236
isbn
9780385247580
itype_ashland
BOOK - HARDCOVER
last_indexed
2024-02-25T11:17:00.639Z
lexile_score
1100
literary_form
Non Fiction
literary_form_full
Non Fiction
local_callnumber_ashland
921 HAYSLIP
owning_library_ashland
Ashland Vaughn Public Library
owning_location_ashland
Ashland Vaughn Public Library
primary_isbn
9780385247580
publishDate
1989
publisher
Doubleday
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Autobiographies
Hayslip, Le Ly
Refugees -- United States -- Biography
Refugees -- Vietnam -- Biography
Vietnam -- Description and travel
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Personal narratives, Vietnamese
title_display
When heaven and earth changed places : a Vietnamese woman's journey from war to peace
title_full
When heaven and earth changed places : a Vietnamese woman's journey from war to peace / Le Ly Hayslip with Jay Wurts
title_short
When heaven and earth changed places
title_sub
a Vietnamese woman's journey from war to peace
topic_facet
Description and travel
Hayslip, Le Ly
Refugees
Vietnam War, 1961-1975

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
ils:.b10704620.i20109507Ashland Adult Nonfiction921 HAYSLIP1falsefalseAvailableSep 08, 2020asanf

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b10704620BookBooks1st edEnglishDoubleday1989xv, 368 pages ; 25 cm.

scoping_details_ashland

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b10704620.i20109507On ShelfAvailablefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999