Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks A Banh Mi for Two
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks A Banh Mi for Two

A Banh Mi for Two

By Trinity Nguyen


Publication Date: August 20, 2024

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Ages 14 to 18

When Vivi studies abroad in Vietnam and meets Lan, the girls spend the semester unraveling their families' histories, eating all the street food in Saigon, and falling in love.

In Sài Gòn, Chinese-Vietnamese Lan tries to be the perfect daughter, dependable and willing to care for her widowed mother and their bánh mì stall. Her secret passion, however, is A Bánh Mì for Two, the food blog she started with her father, but has stopped updating since his passing.

Meanwhile, Vietnamese American Vivi Huynh, has never been to Vi?t Nam. Her parents rarely even talk about the homeland that clearly haunts them. Vivi can only daydream about Sài Gòn through the eyes of A Bánh Mì for Two: her favorite food account dedicated to the street food of the city. Once she secretly begins studying abroad in Vietnam her freshman year of college, Vivi decides to finally unearth the reasons her parents fled their homeland.

When Vivi and Lan meet in Sài Gòn, they decide to help each other. Lan shows Vivi around the city, helping her track down locations from old photographs of her mother. Meanwhile, Vivi helps Lan start writing again so she can enter a food blogging contest. As they write and explore the city, their complicated histories catch up with them, and their connection becomes undeniable.

About the Author

Trinity Nguyen is a Vietnamese American author and a recent graduate of Franklin & Marshall College. She writes messy diaspora kids and queer girls with big smiles and big hearts, and currently lives in Southern California with her cats. Banh Mí For Two is her debut novel.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 224 pages

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Publication Date: August 20, 2024

ISBN: 9781250910837

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