*The Best We Could Do

Thi Bui in conversation with Lauren Markham
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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.and the meaning of home.

Lauren Markham, author of The Far Away Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life will be in conversation with Thi.

One City One Book is San Francisco's citywide book club.
In 2018, we're reading The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui.
Find out more at: One City One Book.

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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