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Bookclub – The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai
October 5 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, who was born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform as the Communist government rose in the North. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles head off down the Hồ Chí Minh Trail to fight in a conflict that tore not just her beloved country, but her family apart.
Vivid, gripping, and steeped in the language and traditions of Việt Nam, The Mountains Sing brings to life the human costs of this conflict from the point of view of the Vietnamese people themselves, while showing us the true power of kindness and hope. ( from amazon.com).
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai on her debut novel The Mountains Sing
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s key note speech | UN Day, the Jakarta Intercultural School
Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Reading from THE MOUNTAINS SING
Please contact Maria for details and more information on our bookclub
Meeting venue: Le YLang – Café Gardenista No.2 Le Thach, Hoan Kiem