Illustrated by Ellen Agee
The Newcomer’s Dictionary is an A to Z of words that explore aspects of relocating. Whether you have moved or are considering a move, this dictionary will help to identify and describe the experience of being a newcomer.
Filtered through Joyce Agee’s memories and illustrated by her sister, Ellen Agee, this book identifies the often hidden and complex feelings that can be experienced by newcomers – whether first-time, seasoned or expatriate – as they relocate to a new suburb, city or country.
By Claire Hauxwell
Meet Dandelion, our author’s alter ego – a flailing spouse and dedicated mom of two who’s a decade into her expat life and doesn’t know who the hell she is anymore. Dandelion’s schtick is getting old. Dandelion’s feeling uncomfortable in her own skin. Dandelion’s longing for the days when there was more to life than wandering the aisles of another damn grocery store in expatland. Dandelion’s life is a #shitastrophy.
I was getting side-eyes from passengers because it made me laugh out loud… a behind the scenes view of real-life transformation.”
Sundae Bean, transformation facilitator and podcaster
Subscribe to our newsletter to get all the latest releases, news and views from Springtime Books