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The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger
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May 22, 12

It was an interesting read. To understand the psyche of populations who live in countries that think coming to America will give them a better chance at life and high status in the home country.

Amina a middle class girl from Bangladesh, finds an online match for herself a white American engineer George Stillman from Rochester.It is an arranged match of the 21st century.Then starts the interesting cultural differences. The expectation of an American and the psyche of Amina who comes from a different culture. Her dream of earning to get her parents to come and live with her as she is the only child, only after getting to America she realises that it is not so easy as she thought it would be. The book goes back and forth between feeling of the known and unknown. Adjusting to the unknown for a better life and hoping one could find a better life in the known realms. An mail to order bride in the 21st century. There were a lot of details of life at both ends for Amina and how she adjusts to it. A good read for those who want to understand the immigrant experience
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