Digging to America

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Author(s): Anne Tyler
Original Publish Date: May 02, 2006
Product Number: EB00150106
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307265531
Publisher: Vintage
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New York Times Bestseller Rich, tender, and searching, Digging to America challenges the notion that home is a fixed place, and celebrates the subtle complexities of life on all sides of the American experience. Two families meet at the Baltimore airport while waiting for their baby girls to arrive from Korea. The Iranian-American Sami and Ziba Yazdan, with Ziba's elegant and reserved mother, Maryam, in tow, wait quietly while brash and all-American Bitsy and Brad Donaldson, plus extended family, are armed with camcorders and a fleet of balloons proclaiming "It's a girl!" After they decide together to throw an impromptu "arrival party," a tradition is born, and so begins a lifelong friendship between the two families. As they raise their daughters, the Yazdan and Donaldson families grapple with questions of assimilation and identity. When Bitsy's recently widowed father sets his sights on Maryam, she must confront her own idea of what it means to be other, and of who she is and what she values.

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Author(s): Anne Tyler
Narrator(s): Blair Brown
Product Number Z100011956
Released: Aug 07, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9781415945476