Skrypuch’s prose is intimate and compelling, the many personal touches make the story come alive

October 21st, 2011

“In Last Airlift, Marsha Skrypuch gives a voice to the experience of Vietnamese orphan Son Thi Anh Tuyet. Tuyet was one of 57 babies and children awaiting adoption in an orphanage in the closing days of the Vietnam War. At eight, Tuyet is older than the other orphans; she’s a girl; and she limps due to a bout with polio. It is the latter that makes Tuyet certain that she will be left behind when a transport arrives to airlift the orphans to safety as the enemy captures Saigon.”

— Monica Kulling

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