Poignant, sad, hopeful.
I loved the beautiful imagery of Cambodia and the descriptions of Cambodian traditions. Also, the author's description of the resilience of Rami's family.
When Rami and her father discover the prayer temple at the Buddhist monastery; they are led there by a servant who knows Rami's father and invites him to write in the sacred space.
Cambodia during the Pol Pot regime -- how one family's stories and tradition kept hope alive.
The best part of this book is probably the author's afterword -- she is the voice of Rami, the main character; it will bring tears to your eyes.
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