Digging to America

by Anne Tyler

Sunday, July 1, 2007

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I couldn’t put this down. I’ve enjoyed Tyler before but this one really flowed and had me mesmirised. Two American families adopt Korean baby girls on the same day and keep in touch and become friends. The families are very different leading to all kinds of tensions and evolving relationships. I liked the way the most outlandish character (Bitsy Dickenson) was actually the character I ended up having the most sympathy with; larger than life but in the way that real people are.