A Hundred Years of Happiness  

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Novel - Nominated for 2009 SIBA Book Award. Two daughters search for the truth they hope will set them free. It's been forty years since the war, and John Porternow a wealthy builder in South Carolinais feeling the past nip at his heels. When he relays his recent terrifying confrontation with "the enemy" from long ago to his daughter, she takes it upon herself to help him deal with his scars. Fifty miles north in Georgetown, a fry cook named Lisa Le is trying desperately to connect with her Vietnamese mother. But secrets from the past stand between them, and Lisa is unsure how to proceed. Each of these souls is a captive in his or her own little world...until a modern-day land mine sets off a string of events to unite them all. A HUNDRED YEARS OF HAPPINESS is a story of family, war, loss and longing, and the transforming power of truth. The distance between children and parents, past and present, reality and deception narrows in this spiritual fable of life after war.

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