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Reviewed by Carol Thompson for Readers' Favorite
Sudha Bhagwat's From Trudeau's Canada to Obama's America is an engaging, well-written book. The author shares with the reader a collection of emails exchanged between Abhi, an older brother, and a younger sibling, who is never named. Abhi emails the younger, unidentified sibling questions on a variety of topics to garner his opinion.
In engaging and often compelling text, the anonymous sibling answers questions about the US and Canadian economics with well-presented facts and analysis. The author draws some interesting parallels between Trudeau and Barack Obama. The back-story makes the book equally as interesting. The author and his family are first-generation immigrants, settling in Canada in 1964. When the family moved to the US in 1980, the author's son, Abhi, was diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. The younger son is at the mercy of the US Justice System and his only means of communication is through email. The author is the mother of the brothers, and the younger, unnamed brother, dominates a great portion of the book. Although he is never named, there are suggestions as to why the brother remains anonymous. It would be a book spoiler to reveal the apparent reasoning.
The book is very good, often intriguing, definitely thought provoking. One wouldn't need to have a strong interest in politics to enjoy this book. While there may be commentary that some won't agree with, it certainly doesn't distract from the story. It's a history lesson from the perspective of immigrants and is written in a style that will keep you turning the pages.