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A Bend in the River

Two Sisters Struggle to Survive the Vietnam War

2020 INDIES Winner
Silver, War & Military (Adult Fiction)

In 1968 two young Vietnamese sisters flee to Saigon after their village is attacked by American forces. The sisters struggle to survive but become estranged, separated by sharply different choices and ideologies. Mai ekes out a living as a GI bar girl, but Tam’s anger festers, and she heads into jungle terrain to fight with the Viet Cong. In a stunning departure from her crime thrillers, Libby Fischer Hellmann delves into a universal story about survival, family, and the consequences of war.