Why this book?
It is a story that shows a deep connection between a son and his mother. I could not stop thinking about my mother, to whom I also hold a special bond. It includes some history about the background of the author. In this case, he is born in Vietnam. I love when history is mixed within the context of a novel, regardless of the genre. A story can entertain you and gives you a message/lesson, but you also learn something new. Love that! This book made me go deeper into what the Vietnam war was. It is a very intimate book, vulnerable, honest, but most importantly, beautifully written.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
An instant New York Times Bestseller!
Longlisted for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction, the Carnegie Medal in Fiction, the 2019 Aspen Words Literacy Prize, and the PEN/Hemingway Debut Novel Award
Shortlisted for the 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize
Winner of the 2019 New England Book Award for Fiction!
Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Vulture, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Oprah.com, Huffington Post, The A.V. Club, Nylon, The Week, The Rumpus, The Millions, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more.
"A lyrical work of self-discovery that's shockingly intimate and insistently…