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The Life She Once Knew: The Incredible True Story of Queena, The Bloomingdale Library Attack Survivor

Vanna Nguyen

2021 FAPA President's Book Award: Bronze: Biography/Autobiography/Memoir In 1981, a mother faced death as she lay on the floor of a small boat in the South China Sea fleeing for her life during the Vietnam War. In 2008, her daughter lay awaiting death after being brutally raped and beaten while returning books at the Bloomingdale Regional Library.
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