Digging to America

Digging to America

by Anne Tyler
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Digging to America by Anne Tyler

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Anne Tyler's The Beginner's Goodbye.

Anne Tyler’s richest, most deeply searching novel–a story about what it is to be an American, and about Iranian-born Maryam Yazdan, who, after 35 years in this country, must finally come to terms with her “outsiderness.”

Two families, who would otherwise never have come together, meet by chance at the Baltimore airport – the Donaldsons, a very American couple, and the Yazdans, Maryam’s fully assimilated son and his attractive Iranian wife. Each couple is awaiting the arrival of an adopted infant daughter from Korea. After the instant babies from distant Asia are delivered, Bitsy Donaldson impulsively invites the Yazdans to celebrate: an “arrival party” that from then on is repeated every year as the two families become more and more deeply intertwined. Even Maryam is drawn in – up to a point. When she finds herself being courted by Bitsy Donaldson’s recently widowed father, all the values she cherishes – her traditions, her privacy, her otherness–are suddenly threatened.

A luminous novel brimming with subtle, funny, and tender observations that immerse us in the challenges of both sides of the American story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307265531
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/02/2006
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 816
Sales rank: 104,474
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is her 17th novel. Her 11th, Breathing Lessons, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. A member of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, she lives in Baltimore, Maryland.


Baltimore, Maryland

Date of Birth:

October 25, 1941

Place of Birth:

Minneapolis, Minnesota


B.A., Duke University, 1961

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Was i the only one thinking of that super funny historical anime hetalia when i was reading this book ? It's really awesome because real life countries are people in this anime ! Fruk or Usuk the world will never know ! LOL ( also beware because this anime has alot of sterotypes so you should not watch it if your feelings get easily hurt . Hetalia just makes you laugh at yourself because you know those sterotypes are not actually true in your country you live in . ) anyway this book has a lot of information between england & france forigen relationship between eachother and it stops and makes you think of history more : - ) p.s Im the first reviewer OMG !
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