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The Mountains Sing

by Nguyen Phan Que Mai - £8.99  Oneworld Publications (2021)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9780861540136 | ISBN 10: 0861540131

An intimate, stirring portrait of a country at war and a family's battle to survive.
 
Winner of the Blogger's Book Prize, 2021
 
Selected as a Best Book of 2020 by NB Magazine * BookBrowse * Buzz Magazine * NPR * Washington Independent Review of Books * Real Simple * She Reads * A Hindu's View * Thoughts from a Page
 
One family, two generations of women and a war that will change their lives forever.
 
Ha Noi, 1972. As war breaks out in Viet Nam, twelve-year-old Hương clings to her grandmother in an improvised shelter as American bombs fall around them. For her grandmother, the experience is horribly familiar. This is a woman who knows what it takes to hold a family together as a country crumbles. And now, coming of age in a nation rocked by conflict, Hương must do the same.
 
With the epic sweep of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko and the haunting beauty of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner, The Mountains Sing tells the enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, intimate, lyrical and bursting with life.

(Price & availability last checked: June 2021)

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