Home is a Roof Over a Pig (Hardcover)

An American Family's Journey in China

By Aminta Arrington

Harry N. Abrams, 9781590208991, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (4/29/2014)

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August 2012 Indie Next List

“Few authors are able to take us inside the daily lives of the Chinese people and turn a spotlight on both the shades of difference between our societies and, perhaps more surprising, the similarities. Love of family, desires for the future, and hope for growth and advancement are themes found in these pages. But so, too, are the pain of generational gaps, fear of change, and interpersonal prejudices that still lead to harshness and even violence. If you want to look through a window at the real China of today, this is the book to read.”
— Linda Bond, Auntie's Bookstore, Spokane, WA
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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.