Do you miss meeting with your book club, or would you like to join another? Well, hoopla has all you’ll need! With the hoopla Book Club Hub, each quarter, readers will receive the new Spotlight Selection title, a discussion guide, and an exclusive author interview to help get the most out of the club. Readers will also receive a curated list of an additional eight recommended titles to meet the diverse interests of the group. As always, there are no holds, waiting, or late fees with hoopla, so book clubs of all sizes can access their titles instantly and simultaneously!
The Spring 2020 Spotlight Selection is The Mountains Sing by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai. The Mountains Sing tells an enveloping, multigenerational 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. You can check out the ebook or audiobook on hoopla.
Author Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai joins on Tuesday, June 16th at 7:00 pm EDT for hoopla Book Club LIVE! Join the conversation on Instagram with @hoopladigital.