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with Jay Wurts Le Ly Hayslip
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When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is a 1989 memoir by Le Ly Hayslip about her childhood during the Vietnam War, her escape to the United States, and her return to visit Vietnam 16 years later.

When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is a 1989 memoir by Le Ly Hayslip about her childhood during the Vietnam War, her escape to the United States, and her return to visit Vietnam 16 years later. The Oliver Stone film Heaven & Earth was based on the memoir. The story began during Hayslip's childhood in a small village in central Vietnam, named Ky La. Her village was along the fault line between the north and south of Vietnam, with shifting allegiances in the village leading to constant tension

Le Ly Hayslip (born Phùng Thị Lệ Lý) is a Vietnamese-American memoirist and humanitarian.

Le Ly Hayslip (born Phùng Thị Lệ Lý) is a Vietnamese-American memoirist and humanitarian. You will learn much more about Vietnam and it's culture with this book than others about the war that I've read so far.

Start by marking When Heaven and Earth Changed Places . The youngest of six children in a close-knit Buddhist family, Le Ly Hayslip was twelve years old when .

Start by marking When Heaven and Earth Changed Places: A Vietnamese Woman's Journey from War to Peace as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. helicopters landed in Ky La, her tiny village in central It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. When Heaven and Earth Changed Places is the haunting memoir of a girl on the verge of womanhood in a world turned upside down.

Published by Thriftbooks Le Ly Hayslip's novel gave a new insight into the Vietnam War that many Americans are reluctant to look at. Because the war was fought on the soil of her homeland, it no. .

Published by Thriftbooks. Le Ly Hayslip's novel gave a new insight into the Vietnam War that many Americans are reluctant to look at. Because the war was fought on the soil of her homeland, it not only took away her brothers and father, but unthread the basic foundation of her life. Le Ly was forced into the war because of her residence not political affiliations. Le Ly is a strong woman forced into a difficult situation and survives with a message for the world. It is definately worth hearing. A War That's Not Over.

The Oliver Stone film Heaven & Earth was based on the memoir ^ a b c d Jack Mathews (1993-12-23). The Road to 'Heaven and Earth'; How Le Ly Hayslip's Personal War Inspired Olive Stone". The Los Angeles Times.

The Oliver Stone film Heaven & Earth was based on the memoir. 2 Critical reception. 3 Publication history. a b c d Jack Mathews (1993-12-23). a b David K. Shipler (1989-12-31). A Child's Tour of Duty". a b c d e Arnold R. Isaacs (1989-07-16). Vietnam: The Sorrow and the Pity".

Infobox Book name When Heaven and Earth Changed Places.

In these pages, Le Ly Hayslip-just twelve years old when . First published in 1989, When Heaven and Earth Changed Places was hailed as an instant classic. helicopters landed in her tiny village of Ky La-shows us the Vietnam War as she lived it. Initially pressed into service by the Vietcong, Le Ly was captured and imprisoned by government forces. She found sanctuary at last with an American contractor and ultimately fled to the United States. About When Heaven and Earth Changed Places.

It is said that in war heaven and earth change places not once, but many times. helicopters langed in Ky La, her tiny village in central Vietnam. As the government and Viet Cong troops fought in and around Ky La, both sides recruited children as spies and saboteurs.

After fleeing to Saigon, Hayslip was impregnated by the adored master of the wealthy household where she and her .

After fleeing to Saigon, Hayslip was impregnated by the adored master of the wealthy household where she and her mother had become servants. To support her son and mother, she became a black-marketeer and later lived with a succession of American men, marrying the last: an older, kindly civilian contractor and father of her second son. Interwoven with this saga is the story of Hayslip's 1986 visit to Vietnam; by then she was a twice-widowed, wealthy California restaurateur. Phung Le Ly Hayslip was born in Vietnam in 1950. com/gratitude ww. aywurts. She is the author of two memoirs-When Heaven and Earth Changed Places and Child of War, Woman of Peace-which were adapted into the film Heaven and Earth by Oliver Stone.

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  • I've read a few books about the Vietnam War over the years, including 'Fire in the Lake' by Frances Fitzgerald and Stanley Karnow's 'Vietnam: A History'. They are all great books in their own way.

    But for me, this is the best one so far. Why? It's the only one that I've read that comes from the perspective of a Vietnamese farm girl who lived through the war. It gives you a cultural perspective that you just don't get from the others that I've read. I remember when the movie 'Heaven and Earth' came out and I was thinking to myself, "Wow...Oliver Stone...another Vietnam War movie? Do we really need to see another Vietnam War movie?" Now after reading the book, I understand why. The book is every bit as good as the movie, even better.

    I think given how much war is played up in the media today that everyone should read this book, at least everyone in the United States. We hear about the names of different countries and political groups and the news frames it in such a way that we draw a conclusion who is bad and who is good during a war, who the "freedom fighters" are or aren't all in a matter of minutes on a TV screen. We have very little cultural understanding of all these places in the world. At the end of the day, we really don't know what it's like to experience a war unless we are there fighting in it, living in it, enduring and learning from it as Le Ly Hayslip did. Most of us really really don't know what it's like to be in the middle of an all out war.

    Don't buy this book to read about specific battles and military strategies. Buy it because you want to know what it was like for a young Vietnamese woman to live through "The American War" as she called it. Buy it because you want to learn something about Vietnamese culture and it's history. You will learn much more about Vietnam and it's culture with this book than others about the war that I've read so far.

    It's also interesting to see how Lay Le later became a successful businessperson in the U.S. and yet did not forget her roots by establishing the Global Village Foundation, how instead of seeking vengeance she sought out reconciliation.

  • I am a Vietnam Vet and this book brought tears to my eyes. I now know what it was like to be on the "other" side. I had a very difficult time putting the book down. I look at my "enemy" in a very different light. If this book doesn't move you, you cannot be reached.

  • An incredibly mesmerizing book! Do you want to know how brutal this war was? Do you want to know the good and the bad from the point of view of a Viet Cong family? Do you want to see the travesty of what war does to a young child selling her body or dating American soldiers? How about a revisit years later after living in the USA and exploring the differences in the family based upon where they live and the government they live under?

    This book is so good on so many levels and I could not recommend it higher to learn, although I acknowledge at times it is a little slow. But what a story it tells! I would also note there is a movie based upon this book that I hope to see to complete my knowledge on this war from the perspective of the Vietnamese.

    Buy this book to learn of why the USA should not fight limited wars. Bring our troops home!

  • The book is well written, introspective and gentle in its characterization of Yankees, village people, family members and soldiers, despite their bad behavior. Le Ly Hayslip lived in the South, near DaNang, but her family included brothers who fought for both the North and the South. Her village was divided in its loyalties and there was inevitable spying and reporting on each other.

    Le Ly portrays her village social harmony before the war and how it disappeared during the conflict. She describes her parents' behavior and reaction to the extreme danger and turmoil of the times. She describes her village in loving terms without being overly sentimental. There are many scenes of high adventure as she tries to navigate safely within a powder-keg environment. There are other scenes with parents, siblings, friends that seek to make sense out of the senseless, choices when no good ones are available.

    She discusses the behavior of American GIs, including her involvement with them. The reader can begin to understand the predicament of young Vietnamese women and their social entrapment. The case studies of several American soldiers is not flattering, but their behavior is portrayed in a straight-forward manner and it is allowed to speak for itself.

    When Heaven and Earth Changed Places explains a very complicated situation and underlying reasons that American soldiers couldn't recognize the enemy and their methods couldn't match the commitment of the North Vietnamese. It shows how technological advantage and superior gun powder can't overcome one's love of home and the need to defend it.

    Le Ly fled to the States and then returned to reunite with her family twenty years later. Her mother is still alive and her siblings rise to the occasion in unpredictable ways. But there's a kind of completion, a unity of spirit, despite the loss of tradition, ancestors, the father and the mutuality of village life. This book neither resolves nor concludes, but it gives hope we can survive, and even thrive, when we proceed with our best intentions.

  • Reading this book gives one pause to remember , ( if one is old enough to) the Vietnam War. The writer makes realism with her memories; sometimes feels guilty , sometimes feels joy, sometimes has doubts, and sometimes is self-protected in all she has done with her life. I found this book was interesting and a page-turner. One can feel the pain in her life, her sorrows and ups and downs with her family and men she has know. How many of us, in her place, made the same choices ?? Maybe that is something to think about.