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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir - Thi Bui
The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
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An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui.   This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longing for the past. Exploring the anguish of immigration... show more
An intimate and poignant graphic novel portraying one family’s journey from war-torn Vietnam, from debut author Thi Bui.   This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir 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 d
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781419718779 (1419718770)
ASIN: 1419718770
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: The Best We Could Do
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
3.0 Review: The Best We Could Do
When I first saw the cover and description for Bui Thi’s graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do, I immediately added it to my list of future reads. It looked like the kind of graphic novel that would move me and leave me wanting more. And while there’s a good story in here somewhere, this book didn’t ...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 The Best We Could Do - an affecting graphic memoir
Thanks to some challenges I found in recent years (and directions from the web on how to read them,) I've finally taken graphic novels/comics as something I could understand and perhaps even like. This graphic memoir is a nice example of why it's worthwhile to open my TBR list up to yet another genr...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir
Twenty-first century Joy Luck Club: there is a lot here about what refugees lose, and never get back. There is the burden on the second generation to do well, and the fear of not doing well enough. And there is the particular sorrow of trying to fill the gaping hole left by a dead child, and the spe...
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