On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong

In this book, Vuong uses elements of his own life to tell the coming of age story of Little Dog, the son of Vietnamese immigrant parents in the US. Through a fragmented narrative, we piece together the past of Little Dog’s mother and his grandmother, Lan, in Vietnam. This novel is addressed to Little Dog's mother and it covers some shattering subject matters, but just as the title says, it's gorgeous.

About Us!

The Booky Joint has been independent and locally owned since first opening in Mammoth Lakes in 1975. Originally "Graphic Conclusion, Too," the Booky Joint moved to its current location in 1978 and has been serving the Eastern Sierra ever since. Nestled under beautiful Mammoth Mountain, we offer a large selection of new & used books, games, toys, maps, magazines, cards, puzzles, art supplies, Lego, and more. Stop on by to browse the store and enjoy the wonderful setting!

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437 Old Mammoth Road

PO Box 3639

Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546


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Christmas Eve: 9am-9pm

Christmas Day: closed            



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