About this book
Glowing reviews greeted Anne Tyler's latest beautifully crafted novel exploring the frailties and foibles of humanity - what it means to belong to a family and to a country. Two Korean babies are adopted by Baltimore families; each year they celebrate 'Arrival Day' together, with a succession of ever-more elaborate parties. Competitiveness, misunderstanding and toe-curlingly funny moments unfurl in a novel with an apparently small domestic canvas and subtly large themes.
A novel that talks about belonging and otherness, about insiders and outsiders, pride and prejudice, young love and unexpected old love, families and the impossibility of ever getting it right, about striving for connection and goodness against all the odds.