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Study Guide: The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui


SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality instructional study guides for challenging works of literature. This audio study guide for The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui includes detailed summary and analysis of each chapter and an in-depth exploration of the book’s multiple symbols, motifs, and themes such as the family life cycle, the spoken and the unspoken, and the inadequate American narrative about the Vietnam War. Featured content also includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay questions, and discussion topics. The award-winning The Best We Could Do is a graphic memoir published in 2017. Alternating her narrative between her present-day experiences as a new mother in New York City with her parents’ past growing up in and then escaping from Vietnam, Bui builds a complex web of intergenerational trauma and love. This audio study guide presents the same expert content - written by experienced teachers, professors, and literary scholars - in an easy-to-access audio format. SuperSummary study guides demonstrate an authoritative voice, present expert analysis, offer big picture ideas, and help listeners understand a work’s underlying meanings and conclusions.

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Narrator: Michelle Lee
Author: SuperSummary
Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
Available on Audible