JULY'S BOOK CLUB SELECTION!
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Inkwood's Adult Book Club is open to anyone with a desire to talk books, open their minds, drink a little wine, share stories, laugh and have fun. We generally don't read bestsellers, we try to read only books out in paperback and we try not to judge. You can be a regular, you can come only when the book interests you, you can flit in and out like a social butterfly. There are no rules of participation except to PLEASE buy the book from Inkwood to participate because we like to pay the light bill so we can see what kind of wine we're drinking. Come out!
ABOUT THE BOOK: 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Thi Bui was born in Vietnam and immigrated to the United States as a child. She studied art and law and thought about becoming a civil rights lawyer, but became a public school teacher instead. Bui lives in Berkeley, California, with her son, her husband, and her mother. A Different Pond by Bao Phi, illustrated by Thi Bui, was named a 2018 Caldecott Honor Book. The Best We Could Do is her debut graphic novel.