THURS Book Club: The Bride Price by Mai Neng Moua
THURS Book Club will meet to discuss The Bride Price by Mai Neng Moua.
When Mai Neng Moua decides to get married, her mother, a widow, wants the groom to follow Hmong custom and pay a bride price, which both honors the work the bride's family has done in raising a daughter and offers a promise of love and security from the groom's family. Mai Neng, who knows the pain this tradition has caused, says no. Her husband-to-be supports her choice.