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Bookclub – “The best we could do” by Thi Bui

September 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

“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.”
(from goodreads.com)

other references:

thibui.com

An evening with Thi Bui / Seattle Channel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEsnrgYY2Rc

Saint Francisco Public Library

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuFET6XqaqU

Meeting details

Monday 7 September @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Caffe’ Italia, 18 Le Phung Hieu st, Hoan Kiem,  Please  RSVP (and for more info on our bookclub) to–Maria

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Date:
September 7
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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