In the final days of the Việt Nam War, Hằng takes her little brother, Linh, to the airport, determined to find a way to safety in America. In a split second, Linh is ripped from her arms—and Hằng is left behind in the war-torn country.
Six years later, Hằng has made the brutal journey from Việt Nam and is now in Texas as a refugee. She doesn’t know how she will find the little brother who was taken from her until she meets LeeRoy, a city boy with big rodeo dreams, who decides to help her.
Every sentence is infused with warmth, and Lai shows readers that countless moments of grace exist even in the darkest times.Masterfully conjures grace, beauty, and humor out of the tragic wake of the Vietnam War.
-- Kirkus, Starred Review
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