Friday Morning Bookclub

July 8, 2013

This Month’s Book: In The Shadow Of The Banyan…………. In Three Words

shadowIn The Shadow of the Banyan is the heart-wrenching account of a young girl and her family living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, who were forced to leave their home and life as they knew it by Khmer Rouge soldiers.

Here is what some of our readers have to say:

 atrocity, perseverance, love

 Khmer Rouge terror

Horror, Courage, Love

beautifully told story

 unbearable, relentless, hopeful

educational, inspirational, lyrical

 cruelty, compassion, survival

And it was also a wonderful discussion book!

How would you describe this month’s book……in three words?



  1. atrocity, perseverance,love

    Comment by Nancy — July 9, 2013 @ 9:19 am | Reply

  2. Khmer Rouge terror

    Comment by Janice — July 9, 2013 @ 1:26 pm | Reply

    • Yes! And I learned so much about the Khmer Rouge from this book. Thank you Janice!

      Comment by Susanbright — July 9, 2013 @ 1:29 pm | Reply

  3. Horror, Courage, Love

    Comment by Audrey — July 9, 2013 @ 6:04 pm | Reply

  4. I haven’t read this but it sounds like one I would like.

    Comment by BermudaOnion — July 9, 2013 @ 8:33 pm | Reply

    • It is quite a book! Heart breaking! Vaddey Ratner does an amazing job bringing to life the plight of the Cambodian people!

      Comment by susanbright — July 11, 2013 @ 5:36 pm | Reply

  5. beautifully told story

    Comment by Barb — July 11, 2013 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

    • Welcome Barb! I am listening to the audio book and parts sound very poetic!

      Comment by Susanbright — July 11, 2013 @ 5:47 pm | Reply

  6. unbearable, relentless, hopeful

    Comment by Jean — July 11, 2013 @ 7:58 pm | Reply

  7. educational, inspirational, lyrical

    Comment by annwalter — July 12, 2013 @ 10:47 am | Reply

    • And it was also a wonderful discussion book!

      Comment by Susanbright — July 12, 2013 @ 7:38 pm | Reply

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