Bought 16 Aug 2006 – QPD

Tyler’s latest, and a return to form after the slightly disappointing An Amateur Marriage.

Two Korean babies arrive at Baltimore airport on the same flight, adopted by two very different familes. The families become close and intermingle, highlighting their similarities and differences.

The Donaldsons are classic Tyler, raw-boned and misguidedly PC and liberal; the Iranian Yazdans are a new departure, I believe, and work really well – Tyler has obviously researched them very deeply and I couldn’t really see a difference between her portrayals and those of writers of the same ethnic background as their protagonists.

I galloped through this as I couldn’t stop reading it but simultaneously didn’t want it to end. Wonderful. And NOT going on BookCrossing (but yes, Ali, you can borrow it!)