Thao Thai

Thao Thai

2024 PFWA

Banyan Moon was a Read with Jenna Pick

Thao Thai’s sweeping debut novel asks, is it better for some truths to remain hidden? Can deceit be an act of love? Banyan Moon follows three generations of Vietnamese women, all of them strong, unique and determined to find their own paths despite overwhelming obstacles and a legacy of lies. Thai received her MFA from The Ohio State University and her MA from The University of Chicago. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books, WIRED, and other publications. Banyan Moon is a Read with Jenna Pick. She lives in Ohio.

“Radiant. … An intimate account of one family’s planting of roots in American soil and the sacrifices great and small that each member makes along the way.” — Washington Post. “[A] rich novel of inheritance and generational divides.” — Vanity Fair

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