Digging to America by Anne Tyler Paperback Book

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Rent Digging to America

Author: Anne Tyler

Narrator: Blair Brown

Format: Unabridged-CD, Paperback

Publisher: Random House

Published: May 2006

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Retail Price: $34.95

Discs: 7

Synopsis

Anne Tyler’s richest, most deeply searching novela 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 othernessare suddenly threatened.

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