Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Maridon Museum's September Book Club meeting, The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, September 24.



The Maridon Museum will read and discuss The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai on September 24 as this month's installment of its Book Club. An overview, from the author's official site:
The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational tale of the Trần family, set against the backdrop of the Việt Nam War. Trần Diệu Lan, born in 1920, was forced to flee her family farm with her six children during the Land Reform. Years later in Hà Nội, her young granddaughter, Hương, comes of age as her parents and uncles fight in a war that tears not just her beloved country, but her family apart.

The Mountains Sing is Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai’s first novel and the first book she has written in English.
The meetings will be held in person from 3:00 to 4:00 pm but will also have a Zoom component for people not comfortable gathering at this time. Those interested in registering should call 724-282-0123 or email info@maridon.org. The Maridon Museum is an Asian art museum in Butler County that holds frequent movie screenings, classes, and book club meetings, in addition to the art exhibitions that take place when there isn't a pandemic.