The Seattle Public Library’s annual Seattle Reads program, now enacted around the country, was first staged in Seattle. This year, acclaimed graphic narrative author Thi Bui and her powerful memoir, The Best We Could Do, is the selection. For good reason. “Thi Bui’s stark, compelling memoir is about an ordinary family, but her story delivers the painful truth that most Vietnamese of the 20th century know in an utterly personal fashion—that history is found in the marrow of one’s bones, ready to be passed on through blood, through generations, through feelings. A book to break your heart and heal it.”— Viet Thanh Nguyen.