San Diego, CA, October 22, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- 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 by Willow Stream Publishing in 2014.
The book was recently awarded the Bronze Medal for Cultural Fiction in the Readers' Favorite 2015 International Book Award.
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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 The Bronze Medal in the Readers' Favorite 2015 International Book Award, "Once Upon a Mulberry Field" had also been awarded Honorable Mentions in the 2015 Eric Hoffer Literary Award and 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 amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, through CreateSpace expanded distribution channels, and at most online bookstores.