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The Beauty of Humanity Movement

A Novel

By Camilla Gibb

The Beauty of Humanity Movement
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  • Hardcover: Mar 2011,
    320 pages.
    Paperback: Feb 2012,
    320 pages.

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A haunting novel about Vietnam, lost family, the beauty of art, and the hope that sustains us all

With 22 out of 23 reviewers rating it 4 or 5 stars, The Beauty of Humanity Movement is a top pick among BookBrowse readers! Here's what they have to say:

I loved this book! Gibb writes with great sensitivity about some very difficult issues, and I was impressed by her ability to weave together the stories of her various characters. Even the minor characters are memorable and add to the richness of the novel. I would definitely recommend it to readers who are interested in the people, rather than the politics or the battles, of the Vietnam War (Kathleen W). I recently read The Lotus Eaters by Tatjana Soli, which takes place during the Vietnam War, and I found The Beauty of Humanity Movement to be a lovely follow-up (Carrie D). The story touches on political upheaval, repression, and poverty, which might be difficult for some to read, but it also touches on love and survival. It was ...

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