A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century (Viking, $28) by New York Times journalist Jason DeParle, has everything—historical sweep, graceful writing, engaging real-life characters, and tremendous relevance. It’s about the great migration of masses of people that’s been taking place around the world. Not just the highly politicized matter of immigration across the U.S. southern border on which Donald Trump is so fixated, but the vast movement of workers and families occurring in many places and transforming the politics, economics, and culture of continents. DeParle centers his story on the personal saga of a woman named Rosalie and her remarkable journey from a Manila shantytown to a Texas community. But additionally the book tracks three generations of Rosalie’s extended family across multiple countries and sets their search for better lives in the context of the epochal rise in global migration.
A Good Provider is One Who Leaves by Jason DeParle
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Published: Viking - August 20th, 2019