Home Is a Roof Over a Pig

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Home Is a Roof Over a Pig

An American Family's Journey to China

By Aminta Arrington

Overlook Press, Paperback, 9781468308792, 319pp.

Publication Date: April 29, 2014

A 2012 Indie Next pick, "Home is a Roof Over a Pig "is the charming account of one all-American family's new life in a small town in China. When Aminta Arrington moves with her husband and three young children (including a daughter adopted from China) from suburban Georgia to Tai an, a city where donkeys share the road with cars, the family is bewildered by seemingly endless cultural differences large and small. But with the help of new friends, they soon find their way. Full of humor and unexpectedly moving moments, "Home is a Roof Over a Pig" recounts a transformative quest with a freshness that will delight.

About the Author
Aminta Arrington has an M.A. in international relations from the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. She has written about China for the "Seattle Times," and she edited the anthology "Saving Grandmother s Face: And Other Tales from Christian Teachers in China." She lives and works in China with her family."