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Digging to America

by Anne Tyler

Two extended families of likable but hugely diverse people are brought together by the adoption of two Korean babies. Each family has different aspirations both for themselves and for their 'babies'. This leads to some hilarious episodes and to inevitable misunderstandings. Great observation of American family life handled with sensitivity and humour.

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Maryam thought of Bitsy's hopefulness, her wholeheartedness, her manufactured 'traditions' that seemed brave now rather than silly. The sudden wrench to her heart made her wonder if it might be Bitsy she loved. Or maybe it was all of them.
She spun away from the window. She left the bedroom. She crossed the hall. By the time she reached the stairs, she was running. She ran down the stairs; she ran to the door. She burst out of the house crying, 'Stop!
'Wait!' she called. 'Don't go!
'Wait for me!' she called.
They stopped. They turned. They looked up at her and they started smiling, and they waited for her to join them.

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Ladder of Years by Anne Tyler
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