Helene Wecker http://tspr.org en Pack Your Bags: 3 Books About Coming To America http://tspr.org/post/pack-your-bags-3-books-about-coming-america Can there be any experience more kaleidoscopic in its emotions, more full of hopes and fears and just plain confusions, than that of coming to America? I'm no expert, certainly — but my research on immigration for my recent novel, as well as my own family history, points to a process of continual surprises, endless adjustments, and, at times, exhausting isolation. Old habits crash up against new ideas; the desire for a "clean slate" is betrayed by the inevitable baggage of a former life. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 09:51:00 +0000 Helene Wecker 39138 at http://tspr.org