Across Many Mountains is a memoir recounting the lives of three generations of women and their struggle for a free Tibet. The way that author Brauen narrated the story made me feel as if I was right there with her, experiencing her life and meeting these powerful women who have shaped her life and who she is as a person. The story revolves around a family’s journey from oppression to freedom, and this theme resonates throughout the book from page to page.The memoir is a very enjoyable story, a harrowing tale of women who risked everything to give their family and homeland a chance at freedom. While they have not succeeded yet, I feel as if they’ve done much to make a difference. It’s inspiring to read these pages. If you want to make a difference in your world and in the lives of the people you affect, you should definitely give this book a read. This is exactly what these women have done and will continue to do.The writing is eloquent and flows nicely, detailing the lives of her mother and grandmother, as well as her own. It’s just amazing to see what lives these women have led and everything they have gone through in their pursuits. On top of this, we are exposed to details of Tibetan life, which interests me as a former student of Asian studies. Everything is fascinating and richly detailed from start to finish.Across Many Mountains is a rewarding story with a strong message at its heart. Brauen’s story is one that you cannot miss.