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Digging to America

(2006)
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Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
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.


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December 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Digging to America (Charnwood Large Print)
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-84617-544-5 / 978-1-84617-544-2 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 0-7011-8034-X / 978-0-7011-8034-8 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 0-307-26394-0 / 978-0-307-26394-0 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 0-385-66289-0 / 978-0-385-66289-5 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Digging to America (Random House Large Print)
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-7393-2642-2 / 978-0-7393-2642-8 (USA edition)
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September 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Digging to America: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-4000-2569-9 / 978-1-4000-2569-5 (USA edition)
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Digging to America: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-345-49234-X / 978-0-345-49234-0 (USA edition)
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August 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Digging to America: A Novel
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 0-385-66290-4 / 978-0-385-66290-1 (USA edition)
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January 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 0-09-950742-0 / 978-0-09-950742-0 (UK edition)
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April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 0-09-949939-8 / 978-0-09-949939-8 (UK edition)
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May 2007 : USA Perfect Paperback
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 0-345-49916-6 / 978-0-345-49916-5 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 0-7011-8035-8 / 978-0-7011-8035-5 (UK edition)
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July 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Digging to America
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July 2014 : UK Audio edition
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May 2006 : USA Audio Cassette
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ISBN: 0-7393-3309-7 / 978-0-7393-3309-9 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Digging to America:
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May 2006 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Digging to America
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ISBN: 1-84657-033-6 / 978-1-84657-033-9 (UK edition)
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May 2006 : USA Audio CD

Title: Digging to America Unabridged on 7 CDs
Author(s): Anne Tyler
ISBN: 1-4159-3032-5 / 978-1-4159-3032-8 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA Audio edition
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April 2006 : Australia Audio edition
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ISBN: 1-84657-604-0 / 978-1-84657-604-1 (UK edition)
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April 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Digging to America: A Novel
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December 2008 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Digging to America
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May 2006 : USA Kindle edition
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