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Digging to America
Digging to America
Author: Anne Tyler
Tyler (Breathing Lessons) encompasses the collision of cultures without losing her sharp focus on the daily dramas of modern family life in her 17th novel. When Bitsy and Brad Donaldson and Sami and Ziba Yazdan both adopt Korean infant girls, their chance encounter at the Baltimore airport the day their daughters arrive marks the start of a long...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345499165
ISBN-10: 0345499166
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 323
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Unknown Binding
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 8
I usually enjoy a good book about clashing cultures and complex human relationships, but this book just didn't do much for me at all. I was annoyed by the cultural stereotypes and frustrated by the lack of focus on any one particular character. I had to force myself to finish, not a very satisfying read.
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Helpful Score: 7
Masterfully written tale of what it means to be American -- the author really gets into the heads of her characters and we feel their joy, pain, & anxiety. Parents who have adopted children, especially from foreign nations, will relate particularly well, as will anyone who has emigrated from another nation to live in the U.S. A surprisingly fast read.
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Helpful Score: 5
Despite trying several times, I just couldn't get into this book.
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Helpful Score: 4
As a person who was adopted from Korea as an infant, I eagerly anticipated this book. Unfortunately, I did not find much to relate to. The adopted Korean daughters were the only well-adjusted characters. The story instead focused on their parents and grandparents, who I found to be irritating and unlikeable. I have not read any of Anne Tyler's books, but if they are all like this one I will give them a pass!
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Helpful Score: 3
While this is not my favorite book by Tyler, it still retained her wonderful signature style. The vivid portrait she paints of both American families and immigrant-American families will keep you interested.
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