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A True Story of Child Labor (1992-1994 Memoir)

A TRUE STORY OF CHILD LABOR gives a first-hand look at child labor from 1992-1994 in Thailand. Westerners think that it is bad for underage children to work, and I see their point. However, as a former child worker, I want people to see the situation from our point of view. Growing up, we didn’t know the term “child labor”; the only word on our minds was how to get a good job. Poor families didn’t receive government benefits like in Western countries, so if every family member did not work, your family could not survive. If you aren’t with them and don’t hear their voices, you might think they are bad. But when you listen to them, you will understand them. The memoir A TRUE STORY OF CHILD LABOR gives voice to one of these previously unheard voices.





International Love Supreme (Novel)

INTERNATIONAL LOVE SUPREME is an international romantic comedy. A working-class Thai woman named Jasmine is engaged to Luke, the sole heir to a Texas oil fortune. Luke met Jasmine while on holiday in Thailand. Luke’s mother Mabelle is a Cajun chef and Christian zealot, who spends Jeremiah’s—her deceased husband—money on her porcelain doll collection as well as Pastor Gibson and his Texas Holy Land Bible College in the small east Texas town of New Nazareth. Mabelle also spends money attempting to stop the marriage of Jasmine and Luke.





When I Was a Child (Memoir)

In WHEN I WAS A CHILD, Natthinee Khot-asa Jones—Nat—recounts her childhood in a 1980s Thai village, where she was raised by her sexagenarian widower father. You will enter Huaytamon village in Sisaket Province Thailand, located near the Cambodian border. This idyllic locale is unique, and at first it may feel otherworldly, but as you read, the village and its inhabitants will become real. You will laugh at our protagonist’s naïve but well-intentioned actions, seeing the universality in her rural, pre-technology childhood. Using honesty and humor, Nat depicts the struggles of maturing from a girl to a young woman. These true stories range from Nat being duped by her aunts with a dubious way to make her chest grow into breasts to a purposeful bicycle accident in hopes of staying home from school.

In each of these stories a daughter’s love for her father grows deeper and stronger.




Coconuts and Crawfish (Story Collection)

COCONUTS AND CRAWFISH is a collection of 11 stories that takes readers from villages in southeast Asia to the bayous of southwest Louisiana. The first five stories deal with female Asian characters: how they are treated by other Asians and by Americans. The last seven stories deal with family and marital relationships in Cajun families from a divorced father with a crippled hand to a profane husband who wants his family to join the Mormon Church to save his marriage.






People of The Good God by Hardy Jones  (Novel)

Hardy Jones is Cajun through his mother, and the Felice family is a blend of Native American, French, Spanish, Dutch, and Irish from the southwest Louisiana prairie. People of the Good God explores the search Hardy began in his twenties to understand Cajun identity and how the culture evolved into the new millennium. These essays employ auto-ethnography, food writing, travel writing, and music writing to create a memoir that probes history, place, and self.






Every Bitter Thing by Hardy Jones (Novel)

“Hardy Jones writes with admirable clarity and directness about growing up under an overbearing and unapologetic father.”—Thomas Russell
Every Bitter Thing is a very readable, intense, and compelling addition to the literature of difficult, harrowing childhoods. The story feels very real . . . it will affect you deeply.”—Moira Crone


Wal-Mart Girl (Memoir)

WAL-MART GIRL is a memoir addressing workplace sexual harassment, corporate greed, and the life of a recently arrived immigrant in America. If you want to see “real American” life, this book is for you.

Natthinee Khot-asa Jones is a twenty-four-year-old Thai woman newlywed to an American and living in the States. While her husband, Hardy, is completing graduate school, she works at a Lafayette, Louisiana Wal-Mart, knowingly applying to the controversial company because she appreciates that they hire the elderly and handicapped. She figures that working at Wal-Mart will improve her English by teaching her the vernacular as well as dispel the Hollywood myths about Americans. The first things Natthinee learns through encounters with customers and co-workers are the terms “redneck,” “white trash,” and English curse words.

Natthinee suffers sexual harassment from an older male department manager, and when she brings it up, she is isolated by her female co-workers, who fear jeopardizing their jobs. Multiple female general managers attempt to convince Natthinee that the male department manager isn’t harassing her but is joking. She refuses to believe the general managers and requests a meeting with the store manager. At the meeting, the accused man must admit that he had sexually harassed her. Natthinee requests that she be moved back to her old department so she will not have to work near the harasser. In doing so, the company takes away Natthinee’s promotion and raise, and the offender’s only punishment is a letter placed in his file.

WAL-MART GIRL will make you laugh, cry, and open your eyes to life in America working for the world’s largest corporation.





Laugh out loud as 10-year-old Hardy tries to rename himself: he’s tired of being a Jr. Be shocked as fetus Hardy survives inept doctors who did not identify his mother’s pregnancy and inadvertently tried to kill him. Witness Hardy’s father’s near-death experience on the doctor’s examination table. Hardy resurrects his childhood and examines these experiences with compassion and wit.




February, I Love You by Natthinee Khot-asa Jones

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Wal-Mart Girl (Thai Edition Published 2008 by Nokhook Publisher, Thailand)

ผลงาน Best Literature Blog 1 ใน 3 ของ Blog กับเรื่องเล่ามันส์ๆ ของพนักงานขายไทยในต่างแดน ที่ต้องร่วมงานกับฝรั่งจอมอู้ หัวหน้างานขี้หลี และบรรดาลูกค้าสุดแสบ ต่างชาติ ต่างภาษา เธอจะทำให้เรารู้ว่า Wall-Mart เป็นอย่างไร จากประสบการณ์จริงของหญิงไทยที่พลัดหลงเข้าไปอยู่ในแวดวงคนต่างชาติ จะเป็นอย่างไรนั้นติดตามกันได้ในเล่มเลยค่ะ





The Heart of Time (Thai Edition Published 2008 by Nokhook Publisher, Thailand) 







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'นิยายรักมัธยม' รวมเรื่องรักจากประสบการณ์จริงของเด็กมัธยม และอดีตเด็กมัธยม 13 คน ที่ผ่านประสบการณ์ 'รักในวัยเรียน' ในหลากรูปแบบ หลายเรื่องราว และเร้าความรู้สึก ไม่ว่าจะเป็นความรักของครูฝึกสอนกับลูกศิษย์สาว ความรักของเด็กสาวที่ไปแอบหลงรักหนุ่มนักกีฬาของโรงเรียน รักแรกที่ไม่สมหวัง ทำให้อกหักดังเป๊าะ หรือแม้แต่วิธีบอกรักผ่านทิชชู่ ฯลฯ

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