Wednesday, May 22, 7pm
Left Bank Books
Join Read the Resistance for a reading group discussion of The Best We Could Do by 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.
Get The Best We Could Do for 20% off in store and online during the months of April and May!
Parking: Lot one block north; street parking (meters free after 7pm). For directions and public transportation information, click here.