Birds of Paradise Lost http://kalw.org en Vietnamese American author Andrew Lam on his new book "Birds of Paradise Lost" http://kalw.org/post/vietnamese-american-author-andrew-lam-his-new-book-birds-paradise-lost <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The immigrant experience is meant to be a smooth one, full of promise. Ideally, people from developing countries come to America for better work, education, human rights and, overall, and a better future for their children.</span></p><p>However, many of these stories turn out to be not as polished as that narrative. Immigrants often need to learn a new language, navigate a new system, face realities they never have before, and find their way in a new adopted country. Their hopes are high, and sometimes they end up unmet.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:36:29 +0000 Hana Baba 24318 at http://kalw.org Vietnamese American author Andrew Lam on his new book "Birds of Paradise Lost"