No better time than the present to join as a community and enjoy something together. During the month of May we will be holding discussions based on the book The Mountains Sing by Nguyen Phan Que Mai.
The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multi-generational 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.
Immerse yourself in the Vietnamese culture with virtual tours, music, and activities. The book is available on Hoopla as an eBook as well as eAudio .
Take part in the discussions listed below or other activities going on for all ages listed in our Community Read Newsletter Announcement.
Community Reads Book Discussions
Wednesday, May 20th, 7-8pm OR Thursday, May 21st, 1-2pm. No registration is required.
5/20, 7pm Virtual Meeting Information:
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+1 707-867-0323 PIN: 507 989 727#
5/21, 1pm Virtual Meeting Information:
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+1 530-832-8112 PIN: 175 590 440#