Fourth Uncle in the Mountain: A Memoir of a Barefoot Doctor in Vietnam

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The adopted son of a South Vietnamese monk and doctor recounts his father's practice of an ancient form of Chinese medicine, his own preference to learn sorcery and martial arts rather than follow in his father's footsteps, and his near-escape from the Vietnam holocaust. 17,500 first printing.

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"ÝA¨ charming book . . . the volume contains a wealth of information about Vietnamese history and culture ... an adventure book strung through with passages on selflessness and mindfulness, this volume is an excellent choice for readers interested in Vietnam and Buddhism."--Publishers Weekly
"This is a magical, mesmerizing story; a complicated tale of Vietnam's anguished history, of healing and faith, and of a young boy's miraculous coming of age."--Ken Burns, director of "Jazz" and "The Civil War" "When I had read the first few chapters of this engrossing biography, I had stopped a dozen times to recall my times in the Delta and the towns and villages that are mentioned in the book. By the time I had finished - I wanted to go back.... A thoroughly enjoyable read."--Captain E.G. Adams, "The Air ""America"" Log"
""Fourth Uncle in the Mountain" is a great story about two simply good men. It is told simply, but simplicity should never be mistaken for a lack of emotional complexity, intellectual refinement, or overwhelming humanity. It is all that."--"The Asian Reporter"
..."an unputdownable tale, told in an intimate, oral style with an unassuming wisdom, a thrilling, Castaneda-like search for knowledge as well as a moving tribute to the most profound love between a father and son."--" "Nick DeMartino, University Bookstore, Seattle (selected as University Bookstore's 2004 Book of the Year)

" [A] charming book . . . the volume contains a wealth of information about Vietnamese history and culture ... an adventure book strung through with passages on selflessness and mindfulness, this volume is an excellent choice for readers interested in Vietnam and Buddhism." -- Publishers Weekly

" This is a magical, mesmerizing story; a complicated tale of Vietnam's anguished history, of healing and faith, and of a young boy's miraculous coming of age." -- Ken Burns, director of "Jazz" and "The Civil War" " When I had read the first few chapters of this engrossing biography, I had stopped a dozen times to recall my times in the Delta and the towns and villages that are mentioned in the book. By the time I had finished - I wanted to go back... . A thoroughly enjoyable read." -- Captain E.G. Adams, "The Air ""America"" Log"

" "Fourth Uncle in the Mountain" is a great story about two simply good men. It is told simply, but simplicity should never be mistaken for a lack of emotional complexity, intellectual refinement, or overwhelming humanity. It is all that." -- "The Asian Reporter"
" ... an unputdownable tale, told in an intimate, oral style with an unassuming wisdom, a thrilling, Castaneda-like search for knowledge as well as a moving tribute to the most profound love between a father and son." -- " "Nick DeMartino, University Bookstore, Seattle (selected as University Bookstore's 2004 Book of the Year)

" [A] charming book . . . the volume contains a wealth of information about Vietnamese history and culture ... an adventure book strung through with passages on selflessness and mindfulness, this volume is an excellent choice for readers interested in Vietnam and Buddhism." -- Publishers Weekly

" This is a magical, mesmerizing story; a complicated tale of Vietnam' s anguished history, of healing and faith, and of a young boy' s miraculous coming of age." -- Ken Burns, director of "Jazz" and "The Civil War" " When I had read the first few chapters of this engrossing biography, I had stopped a dozen times to recall my times in the Delta and the towns and villages that are mentioned in the book. By the time I had finished - I wanted to go back... . A thoroughly enjoyable read." -- Captain E.G. Adams, "The Air ""America"" Log"

" "Fourth Uncle in the Mountain" is a great story about two simply good men. It is told simply, but simplicity should never be mistaken for a lack of emotional complexity, intellectual refinement, or overwhelming humanity. It is all that." -- "The Asian Reporter"
" ... an unputdownable tale, told in an intimate, oral style with an unassuming wisdom, a thrilling, Castaneda-like search for knowledge as well as a moving tribute to the most profound love between a father and son." -- " "Nick DeMartino, University Bookstore, Seattle (selected as University Bookstore' s 2004 Book of the Year)

"[A] charming book . . . the volume contains a wealth of information about Vietnamese history and culture ... an adventure book strung through with passages on selflessness and mindfulness, this volume is an excellent choice for readers interested in Vietnam and Buddhism."--Publishers Weekly
"This is a magical, mesmerizing story; a complicated tale of Vietnam's anguished history, of healing and faith, and of a young boy's miraculous coming of age."--Ken Burns, director of "Jazz" and "The Civil War" "When I had read the first few chapters of this engrossing biography, I had stopped a dozen times to recall my times in the Delta and the towns and villages that are mentioned in the book. By the time I had finished - I wanted to go back.... A thoroughly enjoyable read."--Captain E.G. Adams, "The Air ""America"" Log"
""Fourth Uncle in the Mountain" is a great story about two simply good men. It is told simply, but simplicity should never be mistaken for a lack of emotional complexity, intellectual refinement, or overwhelming humanity. It is all that."--"The Asian Reporter"
..".an unputdownable tale, told in an intimate, oral style with an unassuming wisdom, a thrilling, Castaneda-like search for knowledge as well as a moving tribute to the most profound love between a father and son."--""Nick DeMartino, University Bookstore, Seattle (selected as University Bookstore's 2004 Book of the Year)

[A] charming book . . . the volume contains a wealth of information about Vietnamese history and culture an adventure book strung through with passages on selflessness and mindfulness, this volume is an excellent choice for readers interested in Vietnam and Buddhism. "Publishers Weekly"

This is a magical, mesmerizing story; a complicated tale of Vietnam's anguished history, of healing and faith, and of a young boy's miraculous coming of age. "Ken Burns, director of Jazz and The Civil War"

When I had read the first few chapters of this engrossing biography, I had stopped a dozen times to recall my times in the Delta and the towns and villages that are mentioned in the book. By the time I had finished I wanted to go back . A thoroughly enjoyable read. "Captain E.G. Adams, The Air America Log"

"Fourth Uncle in the Mountain" is a great story about two simply good men. It is told simply, but simplicity should never be mistaken for a lack of emotional complexity, intellectual refinement, or overwhelming humanity. It is all that. "The Asian Reporter"

an unputdownable tale, told in an intimate, oral style with an unassuming wisdom, a thrilling, Castaneda-like search for knowledge as well as a moving tribute to the most profound love between a father and son. "Nick DeMartino, University Bookstore, Seattle (selected as University Bookstore's 2004 Book of the Year)""

[A] charming book . . . the volume contains a wealth of information about Vietnamese history and culture an adventure book strung through with passages on selflessness and mindfulness, this volume is an excellent choice for readers interested in Vietnam and Buddhism. Publishers Weekly

This is a magical, mesmerizing story; a complicated tale of Vietnam's anguished history, of healing and faith, and of a young boy's miraculous coming of age. Ken Burns, director of Jazz and The Civil War

When I had read the first few chapters of this engrossing biography, I had stopped a dozen times to recall my times in the Delta and the towns and villages that are mentioned in the book. By the time I had finished I wanted to go back . A thoroughly enjoyable read. Captain E.G. Adams, The Air America Log

Fourth Uncle in the Mountain is a great story about two simply good men. It is told simply, but simplicity should never be mistaken for a lack of emotional complexity, intellectual refinement, or overwhelming humanity. It is all that. The Asian Reporter

an unputdownable tale, told in an intimate, oral style with an unassuming wisdom, a thrilling, Castaneda-like search for knowledge as well as a moving tribute to the most profound love between a father and son. Nick DeMartino, University Bookstore, Seattle (selected as University Bookstore's 2004 Book of the Year)

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"[A] charming book . . . the volume contains a wealth of information about Vietnamese history and culture ... an adventure book strung through with passages on selflessness and mindfulness, this volume is an excellent choice for readers interested in Vietnam and Buddhism." --Publishers Weekly

"This is a magical, mesmerizing story; a complicated tale of Vietnam's anguished history, of healing and faith, and of a young boy's miraculous coming of age." --Ken Burns, director of Jazz and The Civil War

"When I had read the first few chapters of this engrossing biography, I had stopped a dozen times to recall my times in the Delta and the towns and villages that are mentioned in the book. By the time I had finished - I wanted to go back.... A thoroughly enjoyable read." --Captain E.G. Adams, The Air America Log

"Fourth Uncle in the Mountain is a great story about two simply good men. It is told simply, but simplicity should never be mistaken for a lack of emotional complexity, intellectual refinement, or overwhelming humanity. It is all that." --The Asian Reporter

..".an unputdownable tale, told in an intimate, oral style with an unassuming wisdom, a thrilling, Castaneda-like search for knowledge as well as a moving tribute to the most profound love between a father and son." --Nick DeMartino, University Bookstore, Seattle (selected as University Bookstore's 2004 Book of the Year)

About the Author:

Quang Van Nguyen is the son of one of South Vietnam's most beloved spiritual leaders, Thau Van Nguyen. Quang became a Buddhist abbot before fleeing Vietnam in 1986. He now lives and practices traditional medicine in the United States.

Marjorie Pivar has worked for the past twenty years as a Shiatsu therapist in the field of alternative medicine. She lives in Vermont.

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