Book Review of Digging to America

Digging to America
Digging to America
Author: Anne Tyler
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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This is the second Anne Tyler book I've read, and this book is good if you are doing a book report(as I did with the first one, Breathing Lessons). The reason is that the book speaks most to generational differences in the U.S. and how it feels as an immigrant trying to fit in and settle down without losing your cultural heritage. However, when I picked up the book I was hoping for more insights into non-U.S. lifestyles today, ie. the viewpoint of a Persian woman in her thirties, not her sixties. There was some discussion of the different culture's food styles, but that was about it. All the other differences between the quiet Iranian-immigrant family and the bossy white lady's family were more individual traits. I was able to read the book fairly quickly, I just felt like there could have been more detail to it and less broad strokes.