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The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir Cover Image
By Thi Bui
ISBN: 9781419718786
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Harry N. Abrams - April 17th, 2018

I couldn’t believe this was her first go at graphic novels! Bui tells her family's immigration story in expressions of rusty brown that represent both the heartwarming and heartbreaking shades of her memory. I marveled how the color shows the blend of associations and intention--is it warm like spilt coffee, or broody like mud? Either way, it's as soft and deep as the fog of recollection.