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Book Discussion: The Mountains Sing

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
2020-10-14 13:30:00 2020-10-14 14:30:00 America/Chicago Book Discussion: The Mountains Sing Join us online to discuss The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Signup required through Zoom. Zoom
Join us online to discuss The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai. Signup required through Zoom.

The Mountains Sing is available to download with your Tinley Park library card! Print copies of the book are also available on the first floor of the library.


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"Over the last two decades we have been gifted with works by Vietnamese writers who have brought us into the consciousness of those that Americans saw only as backdrops for their own stories. Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai not only adds to that rich body of work, she daringly transcends it."

- Wayne Karlin, author of Wandering Souls
"Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai has written a wonderful, intricate story of the lives of a Vietnamese family trying to make it through generations of war. The Mountains Sing is a beautiful story of the simple challenge of keeping a family together and the courage of perseverance. It is told with the sureness of a master storyteller with a poet's spirit. A large and complicated story, marvelous to read."

- Larry Heinemann, author of Paco's Story, winner of the National Book Award
"The Mountains Sing is an epic account of Việt Nam's painful 20th century history, both vast in scope and intimate in its telling. Through the travails of one family, Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai brings us close to the horrors of famine, war, and class struggle. But in this moving and riveting novel, she also shows us a postwar Việt Nam, a country of hope and renewal, home to a people who have never ...

- Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Sympathizer, winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize

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