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A powerful, emotional memoir and an extraordinary portrait of three generations of Tibetan women whose lives are forever changed when Chairman Mao s Red Army crushes Tibetan independence, sending a young mother and her six year old daughter on a treacherous journey across the snowy Himalayas toward freedomKunsang thought she would never leave Tibet One of the country s youngest Buddhist nuns, she grew up in a remote mountain village where, as a teenager, she entered the local nunnery Though simple, Kunsang s life gave her all she needed a oneness with nature and a sense of the spiritual in all things She married a monk, had two children, and lived in peace and prayer But not for long There was a saying in Tibet When the iron bird flies and horses run on wheels, the Tibetan people will be scattered like ants across the face of the earth The Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 changed everything When soldiers arrived at her mountain monastery, destroying everything in their path, Kunsang and her family fled across the Himalayas only to spend years in Indian refugee camps She lost both her husband and her youngest child on that journey, but the future held an extraordinary turn of events that would forever change her life the arrival in the refugee camps of a cultured young Swiss man long fascinated with Tibet Martin Brauen will fall instantly in love with Kunsang s young daughter, Sonam, eventually winning her heart and hand, and taking mother and daughter with him to Switzerland, where Yangzom will be born Many stories lie hidden until the right person arrives to tell them In rescuing the story of her now 90 year old inspirational grandmother and her mother, Yangzom Brauen has given us a book full of love, courage, and triumph,as well as allowing us a rare and vivid glimpse of life in rural Tibet before the arrival of the Chinese Most importantly, though, ACROSS MANY MOUNTAINS is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond....

Title : Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom
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ISBN : 1250012031
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : St Martin s Griffin October 30, 2012
Number of Pages : 336 pages
File Size : 983 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Across Many Mountains: A Tibetan Family's Epic Journey from Oppression to Freedom Reviews

  • Annakie
    2019-05-07 15:38

    After reading High Road to Tibet I desparetly wanted to go to Tibet. I started reading your book and Yangzom Brauen, you described in so much detail the lives of your Mola and Amala. It is fantastic to read about the lives they lived in harmony and peace until the Chinese took over. I also feel strongly, like you, and would have been along your side to fight for freedom in Tibet. I lived through every moment of their hardships and when they fled and had to stay in India as refugees. I think you had a fantastic childhood with your 'mola and amala' 'pala' and your brother Tashi, bless your parents for not taking that part of your heritage away from you but taught you all you had to know about Tibet.

    2019-05-06 14:55

    Great service, super fast shipping! An exciting true story of 3 generations. A great book, for a great price - thank you. Highly recommend this seller.

  • Rita
    2019-05-13 17:01

    A wonderful, inspiring true story of three generations of Tibetan Women. A well written recollection of their journey. This book is on the United Methodist Women's 2015 Reading Program under the category Nurturing for Community.

  • Virginia Johnson
    2019-04-20 21:06

    The cover got my attention right off and I could not wait to read it. I gave a book review to a club I belong to and everyone now wants to read it. The author tells the story of her Grandmother, mother and self in a way that takes you right into their lives. I read the book; then a month later I re-read the book slower to savor every incident. It is a true story that stays with you because their lives were changed so drastically by the Chinese invasion. I am a grandmother so I identified with the characters. I learned a lot about Tibet and northern India. I bought more copies to give to people I know will enjoy it as much as I did.

  • Diane Cox
    2019-05-05 18:42

    I loved reading about the grandmother's story from Tibet, to India, and to Switzerland. She is quite a survivor.

  • Barbara
    2019-04-29 17:03

    Very interesting

  • Robert Specking
    2019-05-03 22:00

    Fascinating story of three generations of women. The story loses steam when it gets to the granddaughter's story but the first 3/4 of the book were worth it.

  • Mililani Richardson
    2019-04-30 21:42

    Beautiful, inspirational story! I learned so much about the history and culture of the peaceful, prayerful and heartfelt Tibetan people.