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"Once Upon a Mulberry Field" by C. L. Hoang Wins "Honorable Mention" for General Fiction in the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award

"Once Upon a Mulberry Field," a novel about love, loss, and redemption during the Vietnam War by San Diego author C. L. Hoang, wins Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category at the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award.

San Diego, CA, May 19, 2015 --( San Diego author C. L. Hoang receives new recognition for his debut novel "Once Upon a Mulberry Field," a love story during the Vietnam War published in 2014.

The book recently won Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category at the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award.

The Eric Hoffer Award for books and short prose honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. Since its inception, the Eric Hoffer Book Award has become one of the largest international awards for small, academic, and independent presses.

Set at Bien-Hoa Air Force Base near Saigon in 1967, the height of the Vietnam War and the Tet Offensive, as well as decades afterwards, "Once Upon a Mulberry Field" follows one man's journey of self-discovery, fraught with disillusionment and despair but ultimately redeemed by the power of love.

Prior to receiving Honorable Mention in the 2015 Eric Hoffer Book Award, "Once Upon a Mulberry Field" had also been awarded Honorable Mention in the Writer's Digest 22nd Annual Self-Published Book Awards, as well as the Gold Medal for Historical Literature Fiction in the 2014 Global Ebook Awards, and the Fiction Grand Prize in the 2014 LuckyCinda Book Contest.

The book is available in paperback and eBook formats (mobi/Kindle, epub) at,, through CreateSpace expanded distribution channels, and at most online eBook stores.

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