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The Resource Digging to America, a novel by Anne Tyler

Digging to America, a novel by Anne Tyler

Label
Digging to America
Title
Digging to America
Statement of responsibility
a novel by Anne Tyler
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two families meet at the Baltimore airport while waiting for their baby girls to arrive from Korea. The Iranian-American Sami and Ziba Yazdan, with Ziba's elegant and reserved mother, Maryam, in tow, wait quietly while brash and all-American Bitsy and Brad Donaldson, plus extended family, are armed with camcorders and a fleet of balloons proclaiming "It's a girl!" After they decide together to throw an impromptu "arrival party," a tradition is born, and so begins a lifelong friendship between the two families. As they raise their daughters, the Yazdan and Donaldson families grapple with questions of assimilation and identity. When Bitsy's recently widowed father sets his sights on Maryam, she must confront her own idea of what it means to be other, and of who she is and what she values
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
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Character
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2006.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
142038
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tyler, Anne
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3570.Y45
LC item number
D47 2006
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 840
  • 840
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Intercountry adoption
  • Iranian Americans
  • Women immigrants
  • Baltimore (Md.)
  • Friendship
  • Widows
Target audience
adult
Label
Digging to America, a novel by Anne Tyler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780307263940
Lccn
2005052963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
61520455
Label
Digging to America, a novel by 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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
277 pages
Isbn
9780307263940
Lccn
2005052963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
61520455

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