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.