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On Earth we're briefly gorgeous : a novel

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"On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born -- a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam -- and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity." --
"Brilliant, heartbreaking, tender, and highly original - poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a sweeping and shattering portrait of a family, and a testament to the redemptive power of storytelling. On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to amother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family's history that began before he was born--a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam--and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity." --

Available copies

  • 26 of 42 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

6 current holds with 42 total copies.

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Book 1 Large Print Book 1 English 2 All formats and editions 2
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Ardsley Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31000151228577
Checked out
12/08/2021
Bedford Free Library FIC VUO (Text)
Fiction
31002150821170
Available
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Bedford Hills Free Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31003151519037
Checked out
12/14/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31036150878285
Available
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31004151707184
Available
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31004151762353
Available
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Chappaqua Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31005153447729
Checked out
12/06/2021
Croton Free Library FICTION/VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31006151718699
Available
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31007151359054
Available
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31008152370991
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31009154634020
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31009154634046
Available
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Harrison Public Library VUONG, O (Text)
Fiction
31010300187160
Checked out
11/24/2021
Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
New Book
31011151386307
Available
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library VUONG, OCEAN (Text)
Fiction
31016151718128
On holds shelf
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Irvington Public Library FIC VUONG, O (Text)
Fiction
31012154449563
Checked out
12/09/2021
John C. Hart Memorial Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31030154887228
Checked out
12/04/2021
Katonah Village Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31013151827678
Checked out
12/03/2021
Larchmont Public Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31014152806497
Checked out
11/30/2021
Lewisboro Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31032151377047
Available
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Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31015152419793
In transit
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Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31015152550423
Available
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Mount Kisco Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31017151955108
Available
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Mount Vernon Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31018155266948
Available
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North Castle Public Library FIC VUO (Text)
Fiction
31001152021748
Available
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Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31021153253074
Available
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31025152415048
Checked out
12/07/2021
Pound Ridge Library District FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31026151000336
Available
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Ruth Keeler Memorial Library F VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31020150758382
Checked out
11/11/2021
Rye Free Reading Room FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31028153090067
Available
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Scarsdale Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31029154192829
Available
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Somers Library FICTION VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31031151853239
Available
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The Field Library VUONG, O. (Text)
Fiction
31022152123912
Available
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Town of Pelham Public Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31023151231961
Available
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Tuckahoe Public Library VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31034170128724
Checked out
12/13/2021
White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544209907393
Checked out
12/08/2021
White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544209957778
Available
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White Plains Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31544209957786
Checked out
11/29/2021
Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31035604021120
Available
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31035160594783
Available
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Yonkers Riverfront Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31035600024326
Checked out
11/29/2021
Yonkers Riverfront Library FIC VUONG (Text)
Fiction
31035600026891
Available
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