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Message From Nam
is a fiction novel, authored by Danielle Steel
Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel , better known as Danielle Steel, is an American romantic novelist and author of mainstream dramas....
and published by Dell Publishing
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in October, 1990. The novel follows Paxton Andrews, a fictional character who is stationed in Vietnam
Vietnam – sometimes spelled Viet Nam , officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam – is the easternmost country on the Indochina Peninsula in Southeast Asia. It is bordered by China to the north, Laos to the northwest, Cambodia to the southwest, and the South China Sea –...
as a journalist
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, focusing on the men she enounters and how her life and the lives of the people she encounters are changed forever she has been heart broken many times having lost her father, two lovers and a well loved nanny she is left hopeless and despaired but by going to Saigon for a third time she finds a love that will not fade away.
The book was described by Publishers Weekly
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to be an "audacious and ill-conceived departure from her usual glitzy settings".