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Riverhead

9780525537212

STARRED REVIEW

How Much of These Hills Is Gold

C Pam Zhang’s laser-sharp reexamination of America’s myth-laden past is likely to bring clarity to many issues that continue to challenge us all.

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Review of ‘How Much of These Hills Is Gold’

After their gold-prospecting father dies, 12-year-old Lucy and 11-year-old Sam are left to fend for themselves in the gold rush days of the American West. The first task of these Chinese American sisters is to bury “Ba,” and tradition dictates they place two silver dollars over his eyes—two coins they don’t have. The girls head…

Interview with C Pam Zhang

C Pam Zhang makes a splashy debut with her searingly unique novel, How Much of These Hills Is Gold, a Western set in the gold rush-era mid-1800s that follows two young sisters trying to survive on their own.

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