We spoke with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai about what inspired her to write The Mountains Sing, the importance of independent bookstores, and more.
The Indies Choice Awards celebrate the books that independent bookstores around the country are championing. The Audiobook of the Year category was added last year due to the growing popularity of audiobooks, and the first ever winner was Lincoln in the Bardo.
There There by Tommy Orange is the story of twelve characters—Urban Indians that are all attending the Big Oakland Powwow. As we learn the reasons that each person is attending—some generous, some fearful, some joyful, some violent—momentum builds toward a shocking yet inevitable conclusion that changes everything.