Too Lit To Quit Book Club discusses HOW MUCH OF THESE HILLS IS GOLD
Our Too Lit to Quit Book Club reads new fiction, with a strong focus on women and BIPOC authors --Loyalty's mission. This event is free, but you must RSVP via the ticket link below to get the zoom info for the meeting!
Too Lit Too Quit book club is led by inventory manager, former chef, and all around badass Alana. We'll be meeting via zoom for the foreseeable future! This event is free, but please RSVP to receive the link and password to join us.
ABOUT THIS MONTH'S BOOK
"A fully immersive epic drama packed with narrative riches and exquisitely crafted prose."—San Francisco Chronicle
"Belongs on a shelf all of its own." —NPR
“Outstanding.”—The Washington Post
"Arresting, beautiful."—The New York Times
“Revolutionary…A visionary addition to American literature.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune
An electric debut novel set against the twilight of the American gold rush, two siblings are on the run in an unforgiving landscape—trying not just to survive but to find a home.
Ba dies in the night; Ma is already gone. Newly orphaned children of immigrants, Lucy and Sam are suddenly alone in a land that refutes their existence. Fleeing the threats of their western mining town, they set off to bury their father in the only way that will set them free from their past. Along the way, they encounter giant buffalo bones, tiger paw prints, and the specters of a ravaged landscape as well as family secrets, sibling rivalry, and glimpses of a different kind of future.
Both epic and intimate, blending Chinese symbolism and re-imagined history with fiercely original language and storytelling, How Much of These Hills Is Gold is a haunting adventure story, an unforgettable sibling story, and the announcement of a stunning new voice in literature. On a broad level, it explores race in an expanding country and the question of where immigrants are allowed to belong. But page by page, it's about the memories that bind and divide families, and the yearning for home.