Love and War...The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli

A unique and sweeping debut novel of an American female combat photographer in the Vietnam War, as she captures the wrenching chaos and finds herself torn between the love of two men.

On a stifling day in 1975, the North Vietnamese army is poised to roll into Saigon. As the fall of the city begins, two lovers make their way through the streets to escape to a new life. Helen Adams, an American photojournalist, must take leave of a war she is addicted to and a devastated country she has come to love. Linh, the Vietnamese man who loves her, must grapple with his own conflicted loyalties of heart and homeland. As they race to leave, they play out a drama of devotion and betrayal that spins them back through twelve war-torn years, beginning in the splendor of Angkor Wat, with their mentor, larger-than-life war correspondent Sam Darrow, once Helen's infuriating love and fiercest competitor, and Linh's secret keeper, boss and truest friend.

Tatjana Soli paints a searing portrait of an American woman’s struggle and triumph in Vietnam, a stirring canvas contrasting the wrenching horror of war and the treacherous narcotic of obsession with the redemptive power of love. Readers will be transfixed by this stunning novel of passion, duty and ambition among the ruins of war.



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  • Jo Ann B.

    Sorry to cancel at the last minute.

    November 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can't come after all. Have to pick hubby up at airport Chavez a good discussion!!

    November 11, 2013

  • Dayna S.

    In a car accident last week, car in shop. Will miss you guys, see you next month.

    November 11, 2013

  • Niki D.

    I'll be at The Harp to discuss! Looking forward to the meeting!

    November 11, 2013

  • Peggy

    I just started the book and doubt I will have finished reading it by Monday, so am changing my RSVP to allow someone on the waitl list to attend. Catch you next time.

    November 8, 2013

  • Martha M.

    Hi Ladies, I was so looking forward to my first book club meeting ever, however life sometimes changes our plans. These last few weeks have been incredible challenging because everyone in my household including myself got the flu, one week following the other.
    Not sure why unless it was because of pure exhaustion, have I yet to get into the meat of this months novel, The Lotus Eaters. I just kept falling asleep after reading a few pages or so, which is so unlike me.
    This being said, unfortunately I will not be attending the Nov. 11th meeting. Hopefully I will be able to catch up on my reading and attend the Decembers meeting. Truly can't wait to discuss books and meet new faces.

    November 4, 2013

    • Kristine

      Sorry you can't make it! Hope to see you in December!

      November 6, 2013

  • Amanda

    If I don't have the baby by then!

    1 · July 10, 2013

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