Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.


The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

By on March 7, 2017

A deeply personal and beautifully illustrated (reminiscent of Hergé’s Tintin series and Raina Telgemeier’s books for tweens) memoir. It traces the journey of the author’s family to the United States, opening up with the birth of her son in New York and going back to Vietnam to trace the beginnings of her family. From the misery of the war in her homeland to the trauma of navigating life in a foreign country and with a mix of comedy and tragedy, the familial bond shines through in The Best We Could Do.

Available today in the United States, where books are sold.