Mountains Sing by Que Mai Phan Nguyen
Like me, most people probably have a narrow image of Việt Nam and very little understanding about the area's history. And like a great historical fiction should, this book makes you realize just how limited your knowledge is. The Mountains Sing can be added to the list of sweeping generational/family novels (think Homegoing, Pachinko, etc.) that have captivated so many readers. Written by a poet who was born during the war, this story is heartbreaking but still hopeful.