Del Mar- Monday June 6th at 11 am - First Mondays Book Group - Reads and Discusses "The Sympathizer" by Viet Thanh Ngyuen


We have launched our Diesel Del Mar
First Mondays Book Group ! ! !

The next meeting is:

Monday June 6th at 11:00 am

Each month we will be reading and discussing a great book
either about or set in California or written by a California author!

To join the book group, please email

This month's book is

'The Sympathizer' by Viet Thanh Nguyen.

The Sympathizer is thewinner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, as well as seven other awards.  With the pace and suspense of a thriller and prose that has been compared to Graham Greene and Saul Bellow, The Sympathizer is a sweeping epic of love and betrayal. The narrator, a communist double agent, is a “man of two minds,” a half-French, half-Vietnamese army captain who arranges to come to America after the Fall of Saigon, and while building a new life with other Vietnamese refugees in Los Angeles is secretly reporting back to his communist superiors in Vietnam. 

The Sympathizer is a blistering exploration of identity and America, a gripping espionage novel, and a powerful story of love and friendship.

This meeting will be held at 11:00 am
at DIESEL, A Bookstore in Del Mar.
Masks are required.

Event date: 
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 11:00am
Event address: 
Diesel, A Bookstore Del Mar
12843 E Camino Real Suite 104
San Diego, CA 92130
The Sympathizer: A Novel (Pulitzer Prize for Fiction) By Viet Thanh Nguyen Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802123459
Published: Grove Press - April 7th, 2015

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