By Yangzom Brauen
[i]A robust, emotional memoir and a unprecedented portrait of 3 generations of Tibetan ladies whose lives are without end replaced whilst Chairman Mao’s pink military crushes Tibetan independence, sending a tender mom and her six-year-old daughter on a treacherous trip around the snowy Himalayas towards freedom
[/i]Kunsang concept she could by no means depart Tibet. one of many country's youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a distant mountain village the place, as undefined, she entered the neighborhood nunnery. even though uncomplicated, Kunsang's existence gave her all she wanted: a oneness with nature and a experience of the non secular in all issues. She married a monk, had childrens, and lived in peace and prayer. yet no longer for lengthy. there has been a announcing in Tibet: "When the iron fowl flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan humans may be scattered like ants around the face of the earth." The chinese language invasion of Tibet in 1950 replaced every little thing. whilst infantrymen arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying every thing of their course, Kunsang and her relations fled around the Himalayas basically to spend years in Indian refugee camps. She misplaced both her husband and her youngest baby on that trip, yet the future held a rare flip of occasions that will endlessly switch her life--the arrival within the refugee camps of a classy younger Swiss guy lengthy desirous about Tibet. Martin Brauen will fall immediately in love with Kunsang's younger daughter, Sonam, ultimately profitable her center and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, the place Yangzom might be born.
Many tales lie hidden till definitely the right individual arrives to inform them. In rescuing the tale of her now 90-year-old inspirational grandmother and her mom, Yangzom Brauen has given us a e-book filled with love, braveness, and triumph,as good as allowing us an extraordinary and brilliant glimpse of lifestyles in rural Tibet sooner than the arriving of the Chinese. Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testomony to 3 robust, made up our minds girls who are linked by an unbreakable family members bond.
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