The Mountains Sing

  • Type: Audiobooks
  • By: Phan Qué̂ Mai Nguyẽ̂n
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Annie G.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781690588078
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A sweeping family history telling another side of Vietnam.

This book tells the story of the Tran family from the 1920s through the 1980s. This family has been torn apart because of the various wars and battles fought in Vietnam. Told from the perspectives of Tran Dieu Lan, who had to flee with her six children during the land reform, and her granddaughter Hương, who is a young teenager as her parents leave to fight in the Vietnam War.
This is a story about survival and what it means to leave a legacy for your family. Written by a Vietnamese author, this provides an air of authenticity and clarity not often witnessed. Nguyen, also a poet, shows her lyrical writing style through this multi-generational family history.