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'We all think the others belong more',
This review is from: Digging to America: A Novel (Paperback)
This is simultaneously a complexly layered novel, and a deceptively simple one.
People and their relationships are complex. Interpretations, sensations, experiences: all can be shared, each can be interpreted in different ways. The Donaldsons and the Dickinsons meet the Yazdans as their new daughters arrive from Korea. This story tells their stories over a number of years from that initial meeting.
We share happy moments, and sad, with people who were initially drawn together through a chance meeting at an airport but somehow become a greater part of each other's lives despite a range of cultural and experiential differences. Guided by Ms Tyler's prose, viewing people who are flawed, opinionated and wonderfully human it is difficult not to get caught up in the lives of the characters,
In the end, one of the key messages is that belonging is about perception and choice.
A beautiful novel, and one I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a very well-written story about people.