Our June bookseller-selected Book of the Month is

How Much Of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang

Ba dies in the night, Ma is already gone. Lucy and Sam, twelve and eleven, are suddenly alone and on the run.
With their father’s body on their backs, they roam an unforgiving landscape dotted with giant buffalo bones and tiger paw prints, searching for a place to give him a proper burial. How Much of These Hills is Gold is a sweeping adventure tale, an unforgettable sibling story and a remarkable novel about a family bound and divided by its memories.

This is a bold and emotionally complex debut novel, a literary historical western that fuses myth and fiction to tackle themes of identity in its numerous forms: family, race, gender.