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The Resource Digging to America, Anne Tyler

Digging to America, Anne Tyler

Label
Digging to America
Title
Digging to America
Statement of responsibility
Anne Tyler
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
On Friday August 15th, 1997, two Korean babies are delivered to Baltimore to two families who have nothing else in common. The Donaldsons: decent Brad and homespun Bitsy, two sets of grandparents and a host of relatives, take delivery with characteristic razzmatazz. Then there are the Yazdans, pretty, nervous Ziba and carefully assimilated Sami, with his Iranian-born widowed mother Maryam. 'Arrival Day' is marked every year when their two extended families celebrate together with increasingly competitive parties: tiny, delicate Susan, stocky Jin-ho and, later, her new little sister Xiu-Mei, take roots, become American Meanwhile, Maryam contrarily preserves her 'outsider' status, as if to prove that, despite her passport, she is only a guest in this bewildering country
Summary
A chance encounter between two families--the Donaldsons, and the Iranian-born Yasdans--at the Baltimore airport, as both couples await the arrival of an adopted daughter from Korea, prompts an examination about what it means to be an American while the lives of the two families intertwine over the years
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Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
142038
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Adult
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
840
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Digging to America, Anne Tyler
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1/133069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
352 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781846175442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Digging to America, Anne Tyler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1/133069
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
352 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781846175442
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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