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Six years ago, journalist and military wife Aminta Arrington moved with her family from their home in suburban Georgia to Tia'an, Shandong Province, China. While they now live in Beijing, where she teaches at Renmin University, her memoir, Home is a Roof Over a Pig: An American Family's Journey in China (Overlook), shares stories of her teaching English at a university in a small town, of helping her children (one adopted as an infant from China) adapt to a new language and culture, and of nurturing her own love of Chinese culture. "The power of Aminta Arrington's Home is a Roof Over a Pig is you can see both sides of the 'China coin' from itsomething most people won't get just by traveling through, or only by hearing about China in Western languages. Read it, it will help you dip into the real China." - Xinran.