The Mountains Sing - Que Mai Phan Nguyen

Review :


Have you ever loved a book so much it's difficult to write about it That was The Mountains Sing for me. This one has been compared to Homegoing (I LOVED!) and Pachinko (I've been "saving" for far too long). The writing in The Mountains Sing is exquisite. The author, Nguyn Phan Qu Mai, is a poet, and she writes lyrically, without it being overdone.

From the synopsis because I can't say it better, "An epic account of Vit Nam's painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling . . . Moving and riveting." -VIET THANH NGUYEN, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Told in alternating narratives at different points in time, at the heart of this story are the beauty and strength of the Vietnamese people, much like their majestic mountains. War brought every kind of devastation imaginable, but Trn Diu Lan, the grandmother in this story, never lost her determination to survive.

I received a gifted copy. All opinions are my own.

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