The BHPL First Friday of the Month book group will be discussing Digging to America by Anne Tyler (Knopf 2006) on October 5, 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM.
The story follows an Iranian American couple who adopt a Korean infant. They meet another couple at the airport when both families await the arrival of their adopted daughters. The American born couple and the Iranian American couple become friends. The two families celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of their daughters each year. The Arrival Day Celebration is the focus of the book. The themes are: assimilation of immigrants into American culture, friendship between women, intercountry adoption. Here are links to reviews and discussion questions:
New York Times Book Review