The Best We Could Do
By Thi Bui
A bestselling National Book Critics Circle Finalist, Thi Bui’s The Best We Could Do offers an evocative memoir about the search for a better future by seeking to understand the past. The book is a marvelous visual narrative that documents the story of the Bui family escape after the fall of South Vietnam in the 1970s, and the difficulties they faced building new lives for themselves as refugees in America. Both personal and universal, the book explores questions of community and family, home and healing, identity and heritage through themes ranging from the refugee experience to parenting and generational changes.