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Danielle Flood's The Unquiet Daughter A Memoir of Betrayal and Love

"Powerful," "heartbreaking" and "a gripping story of self-doubt and self-discovery." -- Publishers Weekly Click here for the full review.  

"Passionate and unflinchingly honest, this is a fascinating memoir that explores the tangled connections between Graham Greene's fictional version of wartime Indochina and the real people there whose actions have haunted the author for most of her life.

"She is the child of an affair so much like the one described in the love triangle of Greene's novel, The Quiet American, that she is perfectly right to make her startling claim, "I am a sequel he never wrote."" Michael Shelden, Pulitzer prize finalist, Graham Greene expert, Indiana State professor and biographer of Greene, Orwell, Churchill and Twain, and Melville.

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"I loved it." -- Sara Nelson, as books editor of O, The Oprah Magazine 

 

"Holy Moly, Mother of God. Ferociously honest and gorgeously written, Flood's memoir is a fiercely tragic story of her search for her real father, her knotted relationship with her complicated mother -- and her hard-won understanding of herself. About memory, love, loss and time, Flood's engrossing debut shines like mica and is as polished as platinum." -- Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World and The New York Times best sellers Is This Tomorrow and Pictures of You.

 

"When I was 13 or so, the Vietnam War in full flower, reading Graham Greene's The Quiet American let me appreciate fiction in a whole new way. Years later, Danielle Flood's riveting memoir-cum-mystery-story has let me appreciate Greene and his novel -- and the intersections of fiction and nonfiction -- in new ways. Such a story! And so beautifully told." -- Kurt Andersen, novelist, host of the public radio show Studio 360 

 

"Every once in a while a memoir will appear that has the power to stop us dead...This book relates the triumph of the indomitable human spirit in the most trying of life's circumstances..." -- Jo Manning, biographer and novelist

 

"Extraordinary and spectacular...a story that connect powerfully and poignantly with most of us." -- David Lawrence, Jr., international child advocate and former publisher of The Miami Herald 

 

"...a work that will outlive us all: compelling, acutely honest and profoundly moving, without being whiny or cruel. That's rare." -- Joe McGinniss, author, The Selling of the President and others.

 

"The Unquiet Daughter is the true story of an exceptional woman. It takes the reader on an amazing journey. Exotic, mysterious, exciting and romantic. Bravo Danielle Flood. It's a classic." -- Eliott Gould, Oscar-nominated actor and veteran of more than 150 movies and television shows. 

 
 
 
 
Below, the author reads several sections from THE UNQUIET DAUGHTER to a crowd of more than a hundred at the Books and Books in Coral Gables, Florida, recently. During the Q & A she explains how she found foreign service and Central Intelligence Agency officers who worked in Saigon with her parents more than 65 years ago. In the video below, please either wait 6 1/2 minutes or move the little horizontal bar on the bottom of the video to advance it until the video shows Mitch Kaplan introducing.


Selected Journalism
 

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New York, New York. Sept. 10, 1973 -- Associated Press Reporter Danielle Flood, right, garners exclusive interview with Monica Schwinn, the first female POW known to have been released by the North Vietnamese. Click here to read the AP story, also published in The New York Times.