Digging To America by Ann Tyler

Digging To America

Two couples meet by chance at the Baltimore airport.  They have seemingly nothing in common.  Brad and Bitsy Donaldson are earthy Americans (Bitsy weaves her own cloth!), and Sami and Ziba Yazdan are Iranian-Americans (who long to fully embrace American culture).  But on this day, at this airport, their lives converge as they both await the arrival of their adoptive daughters from Korea.

As the story progresses, we witness the friendship between these two families, and their struggles with parenthood, family and the desire to fit in.

Admittedly, this book isn’t typical of the novels I like to read.  The author, in my opinion, barely touches of the surface of these people and their challenges.  But it is a nice story and I believe the theme of acceptance is something that is universal.

3 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2006
291 pages

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About Suzanne

I'm a stay-at-home mom with three kids who loves to read.
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