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Digging to America - A Novel

Anne Tyler

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Description:

In what is perhaps her richest and most deeply searching novel, Anne Tyler gives us a story about what it is to be an American, and about Maryam Yazdan, who after Thirty-five years in this country must finally come to terms with her "outsiderness." Two families, who would otherwise never have come together, meet by chance at the Baltimore airport-the Donaldsons, a very American couple, and the Yazdans, Maryam's fully assimilated son and his attractive Iranian American wife. Each couple is awaiting the arrival of an adopted infant daughter from Korea. After the babies from distant Asia are delivered, Bitsy Donaldson impulsively invites the Yazdans to celebrate with an "arrival party," an event that is repeated every year as the two families become more deeply intertwined. Even independent-minded Maryam is drawn in. But only up to a point. When she finds herself being courted by one of the Donaldson clan, a good-hearted man of her vintage, recently widowed and still recovering from his wife's death, suddenly all the values she cherishes-her traditions, her privacy, her otherness-are threatened. Somehow this big American takes up so much space that the orderly boundaries of her life feel invaded. A luminous novel brimming with subtle, funny, and tender observations that cast a penetrating light on the American way as seen from two perspectives, those who are born here and those who are still struggling to fit in.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Blair Brown

Length:

8h 36m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:40


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:39


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:54


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:41


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:51


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

03:14


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:14


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:02


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:04


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:08


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:57


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:00


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:08


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:49


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:04


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:00


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:44


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:06


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:03


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

03:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:08


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:57


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:11


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:58


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:06


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:02


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:53


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:57


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:57


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:55


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:03


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:28


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:54


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:13


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:55


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:59


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:58


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:56


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:57


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:03


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:48


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:19


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:07


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:38


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:09


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:00


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:05


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:44


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:18


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:55


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:46


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:44


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:54


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:01


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:50


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:37


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:05


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:02


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:01


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:55


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:27


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:02


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:55


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:59


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:00


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:58


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:03


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

05:09


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:32


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:01


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:29