Thursday, 6 June 2013

Digging to America by Anne Tyler


Digging to America by Anne Tyler


Digging to America by Anne Tyler turned out to be a wonderful read.  I had no real expectations of it at the outset but ended up feeling that it was a jewel of a book.  Somehow Anne Tyler has managed to capture very gently and truthfully the essence of issues faced by immigrants and locals.  I won't give away too much so as not to spoil it for you.

It is the author's 17th novel – now that's what I call prolific!  It dates back to 2006.  I stumbled across it by a happy accident.  You don't need to be an American to love this book – it will speak to anyone.  The main character, Maryam, is a true tour de force.

If you are in the mood for a gentle, subtle, funny and very insightful book you will enjoy this.  

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10 comments:

  1. I am picking up this soon ! Thanks for suggesting .

    Love,
    Shainee
    apieceofshe.blogspot.com

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  2. I love book suggestions! Thanks!

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  3. I read this a while ago. Same as you, I didn't have much to say about it other than that it was a good book and worth reading. Look here.

    Marianne from Let's Read

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  4. So glad you enjoyed this book. Anne Tyler is a personal favorite of mine. I read all of her books as soon as they are published. You should seek out some of her others. The qualities you describe here are present in all of them.

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  5. I am very fond of Anne Tyler. She is superb.

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  6. I agree Carole. A wonderful book. I have not ever read an Anne Tyler book that wasn't wonderful. Her female characters are all so unique and varied.

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  7. You always have the most interesting books, Carole. And...I ALWAYS find more books...thanks for hosting this every month.


    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry

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  8. I loved this book too - I did it on my blog here http://clothesinbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/book-digging-to-america-by-anne-tyler.html I thought it was beautifully written, and very good at seeing everyone's point of view. It's always a pleasure to see what you are reading Carole.

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  9. I listened to this in audio and really enjoyed it. Immigrant theme is a favorite of mine so this book was right up my alley. I have found some of the author's books a little too quiet but this was excellent.

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