Local author shares inspirational life story

Local author Mai Donohue recently released her book CROSSING THE BAMBOO BRIDGE: Memoirs of a Bad Luck Girl, in which she shares her inspirational life-story of poverty, rebellion, and war.

Mai grew up in a country at war. Her small village, Thong An Ninh village in the Quang Ngai Province in the central region of Vietnam, was torn between north and south. From age 7, too small and frail to work in the fields, Mai cared for her nieces and nephews, winning their hearts with stories and delicious meals.

Some sixty years later, Mai still wins people’s hearts with her inspirational stories and delicious cuisine. She joined The Rhode Show Wednesday to discuss her newest creation.

Mai will be at Barrington Books (in Barrington) on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.