Books on Tap: "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui
You Don't Have to Choose Between Book Club and Happy Hour!
Relax and chat about the latest great books. Meets on Zoom until further notice the third Monday of each month (meets on an alternate Monday in the event of a holiday). *Meeting virtually for the foreseeable future*
April's selection- "The Best We Could Do" by Thi Bui
This illustrated memoir is about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration and the lasting effects that displacement has on a child and her family, Bui documents the story of her family’s daring escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves.
At the heart of Bui’s story is a universal struggle: While adjusting to life as a first-time mother, she ultimately discovers what it means to be a parent—the endless sacrifices, the unnoticed gestures, and the depths of unspoken love. Despite how impossible it seems to take on the simultaneous roles of both parent and child, Bui pushes through.
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- Monday, April 19, 2021
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Arlington Public Library