Digging to America

Digging to America

by Anne Tyler (Author)

Synopsis

Friday August 15th, 1997. Two tiny Korean babies are delivered to Baltimore to two families who have no more in common than this. Every year, on the anniversary of 'Arrival Day' their two extended families celebrate together, with more and more elaborately competitive parties, as little Susan and Jin-ho take roots and become American. Full of achingly hilarious moments and toe-curling misunderstandings, Digging to America is a novel about belonging and otherness, pride and prejudice, young love and unexpected old love, families and the impossibility of ever getting it right...

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Vintage
Published: 19 Apr 2007

ISBN 10: 0099499398
ISBN 13: 9780099499398
Book Overview: From the Pulitzer prize-winning Sunday Times bestseller Anne Tyler. Digging to America is now re-jacketed along with the rest of Tyler's books in striking new backlist style
Prizes: Shortlisted for Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction 2007.

Media Reviews
Magnificent * Observer *
Deliciously funny and sharply observed * Guardian *
Wise and funny...a multidimensional exploration of what it means to belong, not only to a family but also to a nation * Sunday Times *
Out of this everyday material she spins gold: stories so achingly truthful, so achingly funny, so sad and so real that you can only marvel -- Elizabeth Buchan * Daily Mail *
Anne Tyler draws a comedy that is not so much brilliant as luminous - its observant sharpness sweetened by a generous understanding of human fallibility * Sunday Telegraph *
Author Bio
Anne Tyler was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1941 and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. Her bestselling novels include Breathing Lessons, The Accidental Tourist, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, Ladder of Years, Back When We Were Grownups, A Patchwork Planet, The Amateur Marriage, Digging to America, A Spool of Blue Thread and Vinegar Girl. In 1989 she won the Pulitzer Prize for Breathing Lessons; in 1994 she was nominated by Roddy Doyle and Nick Hornby as 'the greatest novelist writing in English'; in 2012 she received the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence; and in 2015 A Spool of Blue Thread was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize.