Indies Introduce


  • Banyan Moon, Thao Thai
    Mariner Books, 9780063267107, June 27, 2023 (Fiction)

    “Delicately expressed from the lenses of Minh, Huong, and Ann, three generations of fierce and enigmatic Vietnamese American women, Banyan Moon is a rich and sweeping narrative that shows us the complexities of family, the tenderness that humans owe to one another, and our determination to break toxic cycles.”

    —Thu Doan, East Bay Booksellers, Oakland, CA

    Banyan Moon’s secrets unfold smoothly and with satisfying distinction between the characters’ rich voices. The book’s wry sensibilities and sharp pacing make for a novel with broad appeal. Highly satisfying.”

    —Wesley Minter, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, WA

    “Told in tri-character point of view through past and present, unshared stories, a mysterious house, and something unspoken dividing three generations of women until a betrayal, a death, and a birth bring them back together. Banyan Moon is a deeply moving exploration of mothers and daughters through the immigrant experience.”

    —Alana Haley, Schuler’s Books, Grand Rapids, MI


    Banyan Moon is an emotional novel set in Florida and Vietnam spanning decades, told through three generations of Vietnamese American women. Family secrets and generational trauma are unraveled and revealed in this exquisitely written debut that will appeal to fans of Pachinko and The Mountains Sing.”

    —Christine Bollow, Loyalty Bookstores, Washington, DC

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