Jun 18, 2020laphampeak rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Historic fiction at it's best. Nguyen bases this story on her family's past. Parents, grandparents, and descendants were scattered before and during the Vietnam war. Politics were forcing one against another and violence and poverty reigned as a family was torn apart. Only time and fortitude will bring them back together. Such a beautiful, yet heart-wrenching examination of a time and place of a meaningful people.