Digging to AmericaBook - 2006
Widows -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Women immigrants -- Fiction.
Iranian Americans -- Fiction.
Intercountry adoption -- Fiction.
Assimilation (Sociology) -- Fiction.
Iranian American women -- Fiction.
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Digging to America was actually about 2 women who meet each other at the airport – picking up their daughters from South Korea!! The book then details how the families evolved and intertwined. Two things I found really interesting. One was that one family instilled more Korean culture on their daughter, while the other let the child really just be herself – and the differences between the girls was quite something. Also the difference between the children coming home after a Korean adoption and a Chinese adoption. Unfortunately the Chinese daughter in the book was a little behind and was not bonding as well as the Korean daughter. I think it is a nice read for anyone, especially for those who have already or are in the process of adopting from South Korea.
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