Book Discussion Group
A Celebration of Reading!
Read each selection & join staff member Michele Reinhart for a spirited discussion!
Last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Conference Room.
- April 24: Digging to America by Anne Tyler
The Hague Adoption Convention is a set of international standards governing foreign adoptions. The Convention was signed by the United States in 1994 and went into effect five years ago this month. In honor of the thousands of Americans who build their families through international adoption, this month we will be reading and discussing Anne Tyler’s 2006 novel Digging to America.
Digging to America is the story of two families created on the same day at the same time in the same place – the arrivals gate of the Baltimore Washington International Airport.
Brad & Bitsy Donaldson – supported by an entire entourage of Donaldson parents, siblings, nieces, and nephews – and Sami & Ziba Yazdan – accompanied only by Sami’s mother Maryam – are waiting for their daughters, two baby girls from Korea ready to begin a new life in America.
Apart from the momentous occasion of their daughters’ Arrival Day, the Donaldsons and the Yazdans have almost nothing in common. Brad & Bitsy are white, middle class, “all-American” suburbanites; Sami & Ziba are socially-reserved, culturally-isolated, second-generation Iranian-Americans. But children have a way of bringing people together and proving there’s more than one way to become a family.
Please check our online catalog for copies of the book and join us for our discussion on the April 24.
- May 29: The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.