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The Best We Could Do - Thi Bui
The Best We Could Do
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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 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. With haunting, poetic writing and breathtaking art, she examines the strength of family, the importance of identity, and the meaning of home.

In what Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen calls “a book to break your heart and heal it,” The Best We Could Do brings to life Thi Bui’s journey of understanding, and provides inspiration to all of those who search for a better future while longing for a simpler past.
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Format: kindle
ISBN: 9781613129302
ASIN: B01MF8LTP4
Publisher: Abrams ComicArts
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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My Never Ending List
My Never Ending List rated it
5.0 The Best We Could Do
The novel begins with a detail account of Thi Bui giving birth to her son. Her mother arrives to help her through this process yet, she stands outside the door, unable to do anything to help her. This mother who had high expectations when she arrived and had given birth to children herself, stands o...
Bookish thoughts!!!
Bookish thoughts!!! rated it
5.0 The Best We Could Do!!!
First things first: I received this book through NetGalley. HOLY MOTHER OF EVERYTHING. This graphic novel/comic, whatever you wanna call it, is everything. Seriously. Summary: This beautifully illustrated and emotional story is an evocative memoir about the search for a better future and a longi...
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