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Aarti Shahani: Here We Are

  • Solid State Books 600 H St NE Washington (map)
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Join us as we welcome NPR Correspondent Aarti Shahani for the release of her first book!

Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares is about the extreme ups and downs her family encountered as immigrants in the U.S.

Who really belongs in America? That question has chased every newcomer and many native born since the founding of the republic. In this heart-wrenching, vulnerable and witty memoir, journalist Aarti Shahani digs deep inside herself and her family for an answer—one that she finds in an unlikely place.

Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares follows the lives of Aarti, the precocious scholarship kid at one of Manhattan's most elite prep schools, and her dad, the shopkeeper who mistakenly sells watches and calculators to the notorious Cali drug cartel. Together, the two represent the extremes that coexist in our country, even within a single family, and a truth about immigrants that gets lost in the headlines. It isn’t a matter of good or evil; it's complicated.

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