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Digging to America by Anne Tyler
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Jul 22, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: lite-romance-reads
Read in July, 2011

I really enjoyed this read. For light fiction Ann Tyler is my favorite choice. She throws out a snapshot of characters that are believable. This one explores a direction that I have not read from her before. Immigration and what it means to be American. I think that I may have found this more meaningful than some readers because I have read a few Iranian authors. The historical events referenced in this book offer little context and explanation but that is OK. With Tyler, a story is about the characters, their interactions and the depth of their personalities not history.

For info on the Iranian history that Maryam lived through read the graphic novel Persepolis or trudge through "Reading Lolita in Tehran”.

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