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Three Generations of Vietnamese American Women

Title: Banyan Moon

Author: Thao Thai

Genre: fiction literary

A picture of the novel Banyan Moon by Thao Thai
A picture of the novel Banyan Moon by Thao Thai

Banyan Moon by Thao Thai follows three generations of Vietnamese American women as they deal with the death of their matriarch. Told from first-person narratives, their stories span over decades and travels from 1960s Vietnam to the present day Florida coast.

One similarity among the women were that they fell in love and had a child with men that were no good for them. Even through tensions in their relationships, the women drew strength from each other which helped them to survive. Other themes in this book include grief and forgiveness.

The novel's title refers to a banyan tree that is a symbol of the Tran family's history and resilience. Just like the banyan tree, when a storm would come, instead of blowing over they would get grounded and continue to grow roots for a sturdy foundation.

Banyan Moon is a must-read for fans of family sagas and historical fiction!

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