A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century
By Jason DeParle.
The definitive chronicle of the new age of global migration is told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.
"This is the best book on immigration I've read. Three decades ago, Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with the family. He chronicles their immigration story but through it tells the larger tale of what it all means. His empathy, intelligence and good writing shine through every page."
"A sweeping, deeply reported tale of international migration that hopscotches from the Philippines through the Middle East, Europe and eventually the United States . . . DeParle's understanding of migration is refreshingly cleareyed and nuanced."
--The New York Times
"[A] riveting multigenerational tale of one Filipino family dispersing across the globe, from Manila to Abu Dhabi to Galveston, Tex., and so many places in between...DeParle's examination of how the two daughters adapt to U.S. elementary schools, seeking to become more all-American than the Americans, even as their parents find solace in Texas's Filipino immigrant networks, is a minor classic of the assimilation experience....The book is packed with insights."
--The Washington Post