Guava Hill was released on February 2, 2016 and is available for order here.
Our swordfights were legendary. Nam was our leader and we followed him. As children, we played make-believe war–that was all we knew.
Lê Phạm Lê’s delightful imaginary world, based on her experiences of growing up in Việt Nam during a period of strife and war, celebrates the resilience and creativity of children.
Lê grew up playing make-believe war with her childhood friends on the guava hill behind her parents’ house. She recalls walking by the Buddhist temples in her village while picking fragrant Asian magnolia flowers to wash her hair! Lê’s readers will rediscover the youthful passion they had as children.
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