Mixed Media

Nightstand

Heidi Julien, professor and chair of the Department of Library and Information Sciences

“The Sympathizer,” by Viet Thanh Nguyen
“I enjoy reading fiction written from vastly different perspectives than my own. This novel is set during the Vietnam War and its aftermath, told from the first-person perspective of a Vietnamese spy who is evacuated to America after the fall of Saigon. The writing is lyrical, gripping and poignant. This best-seller has been named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and it won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the Edgar Award for first novel by an American author.”