Here We Are
American Dreams, American Nightmares (a Memoir)
ISBN10: 1250204755 ISBN13: 9781250204752 Publisher: Celadon Books Published: Oct 1 2019 Pages: 245 Weight: 1.00lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
Here We Are is a heart-wrenching memoir about an immigrant family's American Dream, the justice system that took it away, and the daughter who fought to get it back, from NPR correspondent Aarti Namdev Shahani.
The Shahanis came to Queens--from India, by way of Casablanca--in the 1980s. They were undocumented for a few unsteady years and then, with the arrival of their green cards, they thought they'd made it. This is the story of how they did, and didn't; the unforeseen obstacles that propelled them into years of disillusionment and heartbreak; and the strength of a family determined to stay together.