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Digging to America By Anne Tyler,

  • Title: Digging to America
  • Author: Anne Tyler
  • ISBN: 9780099499398
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Paperback
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZEFriday August 15th, 1997 Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to two very different Balti families Every year, on the anniversary of Arrival Day the two families celebrate together, with and elaborately competitive parties, as little Susan and Jin ho take roots and become American.OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD She sSHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZEFriday August 15th, 1997 Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to two very different Balti families Every year, on the anniversary of Arrival Day the two families celebrate together, with and elaborately competitive parties, as little Susan and Jin ho take roots and become American.OVER A MILLION ANNE TYLER BOOKS SOLD She s changed my perception on life Anna Chancellor One of my favourite authors Liane Moriarty She spins gold Elizabeth Buchan Anne Tyler has no peer Anita Shreve My favourite writer, and the best line and length novelist in the world Nick Hornby A masterly author Sebastian Faulks Tyler is not merely good, she is wickedly good John Updike I love Anne Tyler Anita Brookner Her fiction has strength of vision, originality, freshness, unconquerable humour Eudora Welty
    Digging to America SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZEFriday August th Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to two very different Balti families Every year on the anniversary of Arrival Day the two families celebr

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    1. Anne Tyler, the queen of quirky but loveable, has done it again She reaches into the heart of people who seem so different than ourselves, and reveals them to be just like us Why is it that when we feel insecure or like we aren t like other people or that everyone has the key but us , we can t look around and see that everyone else feels the same way We are just people trying to find our way through whatever life or circumstances we find ourselves in.The story centers around two families, each o [...]

    2. First of all, I m a HUGE Anne Tyler fan To my mind, she can do no wrong Reading one of her books is like curling up on the couch in a baggy cashmere sweater That said, this is definitely not one of her strongest She doesn t develop the characters in any particularly complex way and it s really hard to step into their shoes Usually her portrayals of families are so hauntingly real, it s almost uncomfortable to read about them, but here it read like the setting the scene for a family drama on Life [...]

    3. As I was reading this book, even when well into it, when almost done and racing to the end, I came to a section that made me judge it as uneven.Then I finished For a minute I just sat there Then I burst into sobs I had just been complaining the other day that I couldn t understand catharsis from classic tragedy, but this is different What is it about Anne Tyler s books It s been a while since I ve read one The Amateur Marriage hit me pretty hard.In this book, two families who are both adopting K [...]

    4. This was one of those funny reading experiences that started out plain, then turned a bit boring but then ended very much enjoyably In this story, we get to meet two American families who both decide to adopt a Korean baby They happen to be simultaneously present at the airport on the day they adopt their babies, and since then they form a friendship that allows for the two Korean girls to get to know each other both from the same country and with the same background While the beginning of the b [...]

    5. What I anticipated versus what actually unfolded in this book were quite different I was bored halfway through but wanted to endure the last half to find out what the ending would be When I got to the very last page, I couldn t help but say that s it An uneventful ending to say the very least The character development was quite unpolished and the plot was well, I guess I never found the main one, just a bunch of sub plots that never fully became anything substantial or resounding Quite disappoin [...]

    6. I must admit that the only thing keeping me out of the newspaper in yet another road rage story are the audio books I download or check out from the library Listening to audio books while fighting rush hour traffic on 1 65 is my equivalent of counting to ten.Anyone remember the actress Blair Brown from The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd, circa 1987 Ah, my dependable Saturday night date What a sweetheart Anyway, I just finished listenting to the audio book Digging to America and I must say that Bl [...]

    7. I really enjoyed this book I found myself telling people about it over the week or so that I read it I found it really fascinating this look at Americans and foreigners seen through this tale of two very different families who are brought together by the adoption of Korean baby girls I loved how different the two families were heritage, parenting approaches, personality, etc I could appreciate the two new mothers and their varied feelings I could relate to both Bitsy and Ziba, as different as th [...]

    8. Currently reading for a local book club I would not have chosen this book myself based on the first several pages It s an easy read, with too many mundane details I find myself skimming over a lot of the text and that is not what I find an enjoyable Nonetheless, some of the characters are interesting we ll see where it goes.Update I only made it half way through and won t finish it The book club gave this story a unanimous thumbs down due to sketchy, somewhat schizophrenic, character development [...]

    9. I M DOING THAT WEIRD THING AGAIN.It occurs regularly at those points in life when your bookshelf is particularly bare I should certainly know, because right now half my books are trying to flatten out a bunch of AMAZING and yet equally horrible 90 s movie posters I found at a garage sale last month I m thinking about wallpapering our living room with the likes of Heat , Weird Creatures , Dante s Peak , and, of course, my favorite, Jingle All the Way never actually saw it, mind you, but the face [...]

    10. I ve read all of Anne Tyler s books, many of them than once What never ceases to amaze me is how much emotion there is between the lines The proposal scene will break your heart I confess after studying it that I still don t quite understand how its emotional impact is achieved Understated, certainly Unexpected, yes Organic because nothing else could have happened here.Ms Tyler loves every one of her characters dearly There are no ugly souls in her books, just ordinary people who make mistakes. [...]

    11. In no way socks or mind blowing, but still has a quiet resonance it s essentially a love story between an elderly Iranian woman who s immigrated to the States and an elderly American man Tyler works into this her usual flair for dialogue, layers in cultural nuances, dissonances, within both the Iranian and American communities, especially pertinent after Sept 11, and sets it against the backdrop of the adoption of two Korean girls by two different families one Iranian, of course, and the other A [...]

    12. Il romanzo inizia con l arrivo di due bimbe coreane adottate da due famiglie, una americana, l altra di origini iraniane Da questo incontro nasce l amicizia tra i due clan Da l il romanzo si snoda tra dialoghi ricchi di comicit , ricorrenze, feste di compleanni e anniversari pi o meno sentiti e poco condivisi, imbarazzi familiari derivanti da radici culturali cos diverse come quelle mediorientali e quelle degli americani, maniaci della logica In mezzo ci sono nuove adozioni arriva una sorellina [...]

    13. I m always amazed how Ann Tyler can write such riveting stories where not all that much happens It s all about the characters and Digging To America is no exception It follows the intertwined lives of two couples who meet at the Balti Airport when picking up their adopted Korean daughters Bitsy and Brad are white upper class Americans, while Sami and Ziba are Iranian Americans Their friendship spans their daughters childhood.What I really enjoyed about this book is the insight about infertility [...]

    14. The title of this book comes from this question if children in the U.S dig a hole to China, are children in China digging to America This seems to be a metaphor for the question of whether perhaps we re all, even the most American seeming American, digging to America, or trying to figure out what it means to be American.When the Donaldson American through and through and the Yazdans Iranian American adopt baby girls from Korea on the same day, the families become the best of friends It is no sur [...]

    15. This was a very gentle and slow paced novel which took me quite a while to relax into but I m glad I stuck with it Having heard great things about Anne Tyler I read one of her books earlier this year and was left feeling somewhat disappointed, so I was hopeful this would be the novel to convert me as a fan Digging to America fit the bill perfectly for the Q4 challenge which required me to read a book about the start of something In fact this book was about many beginnings We initially meet all t [...]

    16. I fully expected to hate this book I don t know why, but something about the subject matter race relations, Korean adoptees, immigrants annoyed me and I thought, Here we go again Another book meant to illustrate some point about race or adoption, or what have you and I will learn a moral or something But, unexpectedly, I enjoyed it entirely because of the characters The saving character was definitely Maryam, the Iranian grandmother Her thoughts I could most relate with down to the annoyance at [...]

    17. 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 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, t [...]

    18. A story of cultural difference, fitting in and not and trying too hard not to offend In America, an Iranian and an American Guardian reading or equivalent family adopt Korean girls on the same day, and thus three generations of both families are drawn together, despite their differences in lifestyle, parenting attitudes, family, traditions etc Towards the end, and with no explanation, an overlong chapter about giving up pacifiers is written in the style of a child Jin Ho s mother this and Jin Ho [...]

    19. As usual, Anne Tyler has written a book that I have fallen in love with Like all her novels, this one takes place in Balti We begin at an airport where a HUGE family the Donaldsons are awaiting the arrival of their adopted Korean daughter However, off to the side is an Iranian American couple and their mother in law ALSO awaiting a baby from Korea Soon, these 2 families become great friends, having an Arrival Day Party every year to celebrate the day they both received their daughters The famili [...]

    20. 2.75Read this for class Not bad I liked the relationships between parents and children, as well as between different family members, they all felt very real But I took a whole star off for PUNCTUATION GODDAMNIT

    21. I appreciated this as my first experience with Tyler s special voice and genius at portraying the rhythms and dynamics of American domestic life The tale involves a comparison of two Balti families who adopt Korean toddler girls, one a typical American clan and the other second generation Iranians At the arrival of the babies at the airport, the cultural differences in response to the event set the stage for the rest of the book Whereas the Donaldsons celebrate the arrival with a clan of dozens [...]

    22. An American man, na ve and complacent and oblivious, convinced that his way was the only way and that he had every right to rearrange her life She had melted the instant he said, Come in, even though she knew full well that inclusion was only a myth And why Because she had believed that she could make a difference in his life I love a good character study and so inevitably I absolutely loved this book This is a true testament to quality vs quantity Although it really is a short book, it s extrem [...]

    23. At my work we were given the task of filling out a sheet of paper about the books we liked and the ones we didn t There were whys and titled examples of what drove us to keep reading and what simply drove us crazy With a monument forged of papers, management then set about pairing us together and tasked us with recommending books to the other person as an exercise in reader advisory I work in a library.This was a book that was on my partner s all time favorites I ve since lost the sheet that had [...]

    24. This book seems to have been following me around for the past couple of years, sneaking up on me in airports and various 3 for 2 offers that I see in bookshops About a month ago I started requesting books from the library that have either won or been on the shortlist for competitions in the past, such as the Booker and the Orange prizes Anne Tyler s book made the 2007 Orange shortlist.The plot itself is intriguing enough Two American couples, one homey Balti and the other Iranian in flavour, bec [...]

    25. is novel Anne Tyler explores the American culture and what it means to be American But than that, she looks at how people from different cultural backgrounds can intermingle and reject each other at the same time How a person can live in a country for than 30 years, adopt its nationality and yet never really integrate And by which process someone who has grown and lived in several cultures might build his own identity, torn between his origins, national culture and that of his friends, ultimat [...]

    26. I m not 1005 an Anne Tyler fan and at times I grow tired of her, find her overrated But I did like this book, and found some parts of the storyline quite compelling Its basically a story about what constitutes an American today how and or why one becomes an American, and what sort of American that would be In the story, two very different families one Anglo and one first and second generation Iranian immigrants, each adopt a baby girl from Korea How the family members of each family group react [...]

    27. Do you remember as a child digging to China This story, which takes place in Tyler s usual setting of Balti, is about immigrants, how and whether to keep the culture and traditions of the birth country At one point, one of the children wonders whether children in China are Digging to America.It is also a story of family This time the families are adoptive parents, together with much extended family Because both Korean children arrive on the same flight, and through that common event, the familie [...]

    28. I ve had a couple of Anne Tyler novels on my shelf for over 20 years However, I have never been able to get past the first few pages There is something about the writing that is incredibly dull At first I thought Digging to America was going to be another unread Anne Tyler but I persisted through the first chapter the point at which I have normally given up and it began to improve Like others, I thought some of the characters, particularly Bitsy, were awful I also didn t like the chapter where B [...]

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