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Across Many Mountains

A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom

by Yangzom Brauen

Across Many Mountains
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    Sep 2011, 304 pages
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    Oct 2012, 320 pages

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Joan C. (Warwick, RI) (08/04/11)

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This is a wonderful story! This multi-generational Tibetan family encourages the reader to travel vicariously with them as they leave their homeland and experience the inequalities that life brings to displaced individuals. The author offers, not only awareness of the struggles of the Tibetan people, but insight and knowledge into the strength and conviction of their religious beliefs and how these beliefs sustain them.
Pam L. (Palm Bay, Fla) (08/03/11)

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A good book educates, or takes the reader somewhere they've never been; Across Many Mountains effortlessly accomplishes both. This memoir contains peril, adventure, survival, birth, death, and love. A fascinating look at how the ancient religion of Buddhism and its way of life collides with the modern world in just three generations of remarkable Tibetan women. How they persevere and maintain their traditions within a crumbling culture is excellent reading for anyone.
Anita S. (santa barbara, CA) (07/31/11)

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This is a fascinating story of three generations of strong Tibetan women and how their Buddhist religion and outside forces shaped their lives. It is a remarkable story about triumph over adversities beyond their control. I was particularly fascinated by Tibetan life and the Buddhist religion which dominated everyday activities. Tibet was a country that the twentieth century bypassed. People lived life as in the Middle ages with extreme hardships and none of the modern comforts such as electricity and indoor plumbing. The Buddhist religion both helped and hindered them in their daily lives. For the women in this memoir, Buddhism was of the utmost importance and guided them. When the Chinese invaded Tibet, they brought the twentieth century to Tibet but at the same time they destroyed a beautiful country along with the culture and religion. This memoir relates how these women coped with all the dramatic and terrible changes in their lives. A great story and I believe book clubs will love it.
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