Nancy M.C. Young    Author

***** "... an audacious and marvelous first novel!"  The Fairy Poet
"A mesmerizing story you can't stop reading..." New York Review of Books
"A beautifully written, engrossing family epic..."  Kirkus Reviews
"Young's intense focus on the natural world provides imagery 
of glistening beauty."  Publisher's Weekly   
"Superb - poetic & luscious..." BookPleasures.com

Award-Winning Novelist

Nancy M.C. Young

writes to express her love of nature, world travel and multicultural understanding.  Born in Taipei and raised in Pasadena, California, she has traveled extensively across the U.S., Canada and over 30 countries on three continents. 

After studying English, French and Chinese literature, International Affairs, Asian History and film-making, Nancy worked for many years in the creative arts industry in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco before becoming an arts and cultural consultant in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia for over 13 years. She now lives and writes in Southern California.


2016 Library Journal Top 5 Most Requested Ebook (#2 in Fantasy)

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An International Book Award Winner

"Rich with beautiful imagery and thought-provoking symbolism, this debut novel will stay with readers long after they finish the final page. VERDICT Engrossing prose and an imaginative narrative define this gorgeous, highly recommended saga."  Library Journal  

"A beautifully written, engrossing family epic..." Kirkus Reviews 

"A richly human, spiritual and magical tale of family, love, struggle and redemption... an audacious and marvelous first novel..." The Fairy Poet 

Young’s intense focus on the natural world provides imagery of glistening beauty…” Publishers Weekly

"So well written that you feel you are right there. The imagery painted with her words is fantastic."  Amazon Review (E. Dempsey)

"Whenever I come to the end of a good book, I find myself reading a little slower, feeling sad too that this pleasure is almost over. This is one of these books..." Amazon Review (B. Mokhtarzadeh)

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Next, by Nancy MC Young...

THE HEART OF KALA PATTAR (working title)

High in the Himalayas, a Taiwanese-American Harvard Med School dropout searches for the meaning of life, the concept of selflessness, and a hermit who holds the key to the future of the mountains.  But first she must send him to learn the lessons of The Outback in Australia where he discovers his true destiny.

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