The answer: One. Hundred. Percent.
I have had How Much of These Hills is Gold on my TBR list for months, and I’m kicking myself now for putting it off even that long. I think C Pam Zhang does an incredible job in this novel of developing both characters and plot.
If you’ve read a few of my other reviews, you’ve probably noticed a pattern: I love books that subtly touch on very important, complex themes or topics. Themes like family, love, race, gender, and the American dream – all of which play a part in this stunning story of one immigrant family’s struggle during the California gold rush.
And if it wasn’t enough to write a gripping story with fascinating characters, C Pam Zhang also blew me away with the elegance of her prose, which dips at time into being borderline poetry. Basically, no matter what you’re looking for in a novel (craft, a good story, memorable characters, etc.) you’ll find it in this incredible book.