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The Resource Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire

Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire

Label
Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom
Title
Across many mountains
Title remainder
a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
A memoir and 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 freedom. Kunsang 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, this story is a testament to three strong, determined women who are linked by an unbreakable family bond
Member of
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brauen, Yangzom
Dewey number
  • 305.895/410494092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DS786
LC item number
.B71513 2011
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brauen, Yangzom
  • Brauen, Yangzom
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Refugees, Tibetan
  • Mothers and daughters
  • Grandmothers
  • Immigrants
  • Switzerland
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
  • Tibet Autonomous Region (China)
Label
Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Control code
bl2012039419
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781250012036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2012039419
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
Label
Across many mountains : a Tibetan family's epic journey from oppression to freedom, Yangzom Brauen ; translated by Katy Derbyshire
Publication
Note
  • Includes index
  • Originally published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2011
Control code
bl2012039419
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st St. Martin's Griffin ed.
Extent
306 p.
Isbn
9781250012036
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
bl2012039419
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map

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