Sunday, October 18, 2009

FROM EVERY END OF THIS EARTH: PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

FROM EVERY END OF THIS EARTH
13 Families and the New
Lives They Made in America
by STEVEN V. ROBERTS


ABOUT THE BOOK:


New York Times bestselling author Steven V. Roberts follows the stories of thirteen immigrant families in From Every End of This Earth, a poignant and eye-opening look at immigration in America today. He captures the voices of those living the promise of a new land—and the difficulties of starting over among strangers whose suspicions increasingly outweigh their open-armed acceptance.

America is a nation of immigrants. But what does it mean to be an immigrant in the United States today? In some ways, the experience has never changed—all newcomers feel the pain of separation. In other ways, it has changed drastically—families maintain strong business ties to their home countries and speak daily with their relatives on cell phones.

Attitudes about the great melting pot have taken a sharp turn toward insularity in recent years. The 9/11 attacks and recent waves of undocumented workers seem to have eroded America's long-standing belief in the value of immigration. Yet the families in this book conclusively demonstrate that critics are wrong, and that in the age of Barack Obama, the son of an immigrant from Kenya, newcomers "from every end of this earth" continue to renew America's greatness, every day, with their courage and character.

Having shared his own family's story in My Fathers' Houses, distinguished journalist Steven V. Roberts now profiles immigrants from China and Afghanistan, Mexico and Sierra Leone, who have journeyed to our shores in pursuit of the same dream that propelled his own grandparents to leave Russia and Poland a century ago. He combines compelling interviews and meticulous research to produce an engaging, wonderfully clear, and accessible narrative that explores each family's original yet deeply resonant story.

As the political debate rages on, Roberts offers an essential and timely look at today's immigrant accounts, and sheds light on the enormous contributions these individuals continue to make to the fabric and future of America.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Steven V. Roberts is the author of My Fathers' Houses and coauthor of the New York Times bestseller From This Day Forward. He has worked as a journalist for more than forty years, including positions at U.S. News & World Report and at the New York Times, where he was a bureau chief in Los Angeles and Athens, and a correspondent to Congress and the White House. Roberts and his wife, television journalist and author Cokie Roberts, write a popular nationally syndicated newspaper column.

A well-known commentator on many Washington-based television shows, Roberts appears regularly as a political analyst on the ABC radio network and National Public Radio. Since 1997 he has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. A father of two and a grandfather of six, he lives with his wife in Bethesda, Maryland.

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29 comments:

Tonya H said...

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Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance. I read the Horse Boy and really enjoyed it.

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Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I don't know if this counts but I read "Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac?" It was pretty good!

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Beverly said...

I just finished the memoir Step By Step by Bertie Bowman

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Anonymous said...

The first that comes to mind is a memoir I read oh so many years ago, The Story of My Life by Helen Keller. I absolutely loved it.

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rubynreba said...

I know this will never happen but I had great grandparents who immigrated to America from both Norway and Sweden and I wish that they would have written memoirs so I could know their true stories!
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bekki1820cb said...

The last one I read was The Glass Castle: A Memoir by Jeannette Walls
It was excellent and I am pretty sure that I never put it down because I read it when I was breastfeeding my son...haha...lol! Thanks for the chance! bekki1820cb@gmail.com

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Jemima said...

I just finished reading a memoir called The Possibility of Everything. It was great.

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+1 I am a follower through google reader

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Beth (BBRB) said...

Goldie Hawn's A Lotus Grows in the Mud was wonderful!

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Winning Readings said...

I've recently enjoyed the book Bending Toward the Sun...

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Winning Readings said...

We posted about this at Winning Readings:

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LoveMyCoffee said...

Count me in for this one, it sounds like a very interesting read.
Believe it or not, the last memoir I read was Barbra Walters, it was full of surprises.

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LoveMyCoffee said...

I follow by google reader
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Deb K said...

The last memoir I read was Three Little Words: A Memoir by Ashley Rhodes-Courter~Great Book!

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Nancye said...

I don't know if Oprah has a memoir, but I'm sure it would be very good. Another good one would be to read Anne Frank's memoir if she had survived and lived to tell about the camps and experiences she had in her life.

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g.g. said...

I wish my dad had written a memoir before he died as he lived such a fascinating life I always regret not writing down things about him.

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