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'Once Upon a Mulberry Field' by C.L. Hoang Named Finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards

'Once Upon a Mulberry Field' by C.L. Hoang Named Finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Book Awards

San Diego author C. L. Hoang receives national recognition for his debut Vietnam novel "Once Upon a Mulberry Field," published in February this year by Willow Stream Publishing.

The Eighth Annual National Indie Excellence Awards recognized Once Upon a Mulberry Field by C. L. Hoang in the category of Historical Fiction as a finalist.

This national award, based in Los Angeles, California is open to all English language books in print, including small presses, mid-size independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. The competition is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the book industry-publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers, and professional copywriters.

The Indie Excellence Winners & Finalists recognize the books that demonstrate an indefinable synergy of elements that makes for overall excellence.

Set at Bien-Hoa Air Base near Saigon in 1967, the height of the Vietnam War and the Tet Offensive, as well as decades afterward, 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.

"We are so proud to announce the winners," said awards sponsor Ellen Reid. "These books will be a favorite on bookshelves for years and years to come."

Prior to publication in February this year, Once Upon a Mulberry Field had also been selected as a finalist in the 2012 San Diego Book Awards for Unpublished Novel.

For more information and insights about the book or the author, please check out the website: www.mulberryfieldsforever.com or email: clhoang@hotmail.com

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