Le Lieu Browne will sign copies of her recent memoir, Bend the Willow, at the Vermont Book Shop, directly following the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival screening and discussion of Dateline Saigon. Director Tom Herman will be joining Le Lieu. Her husband, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Malcolm Brown is one of the five reporters featured in Herman's film.
At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Friday, August 24
Browne has written and self-published Bend the Willow, a memoir about her life in Vietnam and the United States. This book is the story of how one country, Vietnam, became two, while two hearts, Vietnamese and American, became one despite the turmoil and tragedy of war. Le Lieu Browne tells how she, a Vietnamese woman from the Mekong Delta whose father was killed by the communists when she was a young girl, met Malcolm W. Browne, the legendary American journalist and Vietnam war correspondent who became the love of her life. They married, covered the war and, after it, the world, until he died in her arms in the United States in 2012. Le Lieu’s is an inspiring tale of the power and the beauty of the human spirit against all odds.
Presented in partnership with the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.