Published: New York : Ballantine Books, 2007 *** Book Discussion books check out for 6 weeks with no renewals *** Edition: Ballantine Books trade paperback ed Description: 292 p. ; 21 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780345492340, 034549234X, Language: English
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Two families awaiting the arrival of their adopted infant daughters from Korea meet at the airport. The families lives become interwined after the Donaldsons, a young American couple invite the Yazdan's, Maryam, her son and his Iranian American wife to an arrival party, which becomes an annual event. Maryam, who came to this country thirty-five years earlier, feels her values threatened when she is courted by a newly widowed Donaldson. 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