In the Shadow of the Banyan

Seven-year-old Raami's family members are minor Cambodian royalty who find themselves fleeing Phnom Penh as the brutal Khmer Rouge take the city. Her story -- based largely on novelist Vaddey Ratner's own experiences -- is a devastating epic of love, suffering, and survival during a historic tragedy.  (And don't miss this revealing interview about the author's childhood and how she came to write the novel).

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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