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Under the Wings of a Good Luck Phoenix is the testament of the friendship between a young girl and a Vietnamese who taught her that life should never be taken for granted.
Kathy Connor never thought she would need a good luck phoenix. When the Connor family arrived in Saigon, they were ready for a new adventure. Two weeks later, Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc, set himself on fire. A picture that shocked the world.
She was a twelve-year-old Army brat who thought orders to Viet Nam was just another move. She didn't realize war was coming to the city while she explored Ben Thanh Market and the bustling Saigon streets, investigated the Saigon Zoo and the exclusive Cercle Sportif. Adolescence is difficult, but Kathy must also deal with cholera epidemics, theater bombings, and military coups.
Out of the ashes of war rose a young woman who learned the value of life.