A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves by Jason DeParle audiobook

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

By Jason DeParle
Read by Fred Sanders

Penguin Audio
11.74 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781984889669

"A remarkable book...indispensable."--The Boston Globe "A sweeping, deeply reported tale of international migration...DeParle's understanding of migration is refreshingly clear-eyed and nuanced."--The New York Times "This is epic reporting, nonfiction on a whole other level...One of the best books on immigration written in a generation."--Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted The definitive chronicle of our new age of global migration, told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist. When Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations and turn into the defining chronicle of a new age--the age of global migration. In a monumental book that gives new meaning to "immersion journalism," DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class. At the heart of the story is Tita's daughter, Rosalie. Beating the odds, she struggles through nursing school and works her way across the Middle East until a Texas hospital fulfills her dreams with a job offer in the States. Migration is changing the world--reordering politics, economics, and cultures across the globe. With nearly 45 million immigrants in the United States, few issues are as polarizing. But if the politics of immigration is broken, immigration itself--tens of millions of people gathered from every corner of the globe--remains an underappreciated American success. Expertly combining the personal and panoramic, DeParle presents a family saga and a global phenomenon. Restarting her life in Galveston, Rosalie brings her reluctant husband and three young children with whom she has rarely lived. They must learn to become a family, even as they learn a new country. Ordinary and extraordinary at once, their journey is a twenty-first-century classic, rendered in gripping detail.

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New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

"A remarkable book...indispensable."--The Boston Globe

"A sweeping, deeply reported tale of international migration...DeParle's understanding of migration is refreshingly clear-eyed and nuanced."--The New York Times

"This is epic reporting, nonfiction on a whole other level...One of the best books on immigration written in a generation."--Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted

The definitive chronicle of our new age of global migration, told through the multi-generational saga of a Filipino family, by a veteran New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.


When Jason DeParle moved into the Manila slums with Tita Comodas and her family three decades ago, he never imagined his reporting on them would span three generations and turn into the defining chronicle of a new age--the age of global migration. In a monumental book that gives new meaning to "immersion journalism," DeParle paints an intimate portrait of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class. At the heart of the story is Tita's daughter, Rosalie. Beating the odds, she struggles through nursing school and works her way across the Middle East until a Texas hospital fulfills her dreams with a job offer in the States.

Migration is changing the world--reordering politics, economics, and cultures across the globe. With nearly 45 million immigrants in the United States, few issues are as polarizing. But if the politics of immigration is broken, immigration itself--tens of millions of people gathered from every corner of the globe--remains an underappreciated American success. Expertly combining the personal and panoramic, DeParle presents a family saga and a global phenomenon. Restarting her life in Galveston, Rosalie brings her reluctant husband and three young children with whom she has rarely lived. They must learn to become a family, even as they learn a new country. Ordinary and extraordinary at once, their journey is a twenty-first-century classic, rendered in gripping detail.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A masterpiece of reporting and insight…His storytelling is so vivid, granular and alive that, once you’ve read it, immigration can never be a bumper-sticker controversy again.” Bill McKibben, New York Times bestsellilng author
“A minor classic of the assimilation experience…The book is packed with insights.” Washington Post
[An] ambitious and successful book . . . DeParle has a frank, amiable and plain-spoken virtuosity as a writer. Minneapolis Star Tribune
“An admirably sober and sympathetic treatment of a topic that right now evokes the worst impulses in many Americans.” Texas Monthly
An intelligent, compassionate analysis of the economic, political, and cultural ramifications of global migration. The Christian Science Monitor
DeParle delivers a remarkably creative, enlightening, and empathetic book about international migration’s personal and public impact…[a] well-informed analysis, of immigration’s history, benefits, and downsides, demonstrating his mastery of the subject. Library Journal (starred review)
“A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves sets a new standard in the literature of migration—heart-melting in the intimacy of the Portagana family story across generations and continents and at the same time profound in its connection of that story to the broader phenomenon. Eloquence on every page. Tom Gjelten, author of A Nation of Nations
[A] captivating story….DeParle excels in both intimate details and sweeping scale…This well-crafted story personalizes the questions and trends surrounding global migration in moving and thought-provoking fashion. Publishers Weekly (starred review)
A remarkably intimate look at migration’s impact on both a single family and the global community. Booklist (starred review)
“Jason DeParle has captured the power and peril of immigration—through the story of one family, scattered across the planet, working in hospitals, cruise ships and hotel bathrooms near you. A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves is an exceptional accomplishment: sweeping, vivid and complicated in all the right ways. Just when we are about to lose hope, there is a moment of beauty or humor or grace that saves us from despair. Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World

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Author Bio: Jason DeParle

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 11.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English