A Place for Us: Library Edition

A Place for Us: Library Edition

by Fatima Farheen Mirza (Author)

The first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity and belongingA Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from. In a narrative that spans decades and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family's past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that pull them apart. And as siblings Hadia, Huda, and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent's faith, to tread a path between the old world and the new, and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest of betrayals. A deeply affecting and resonant story, A Place for Us is truly a book for our times: a moving portrait of what it means to be an American family today, a novel of love, identity and belonging that eloquently examines what it means to be both American and Muslim -- and announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

A Place for Us: Library Edition by Fatima Farheen Mirza

A Place for Us is a powerful and moving debut novel that tells the story of a Muslim American family in California. The novel follows the lives of the Khan family over the course of several decades, as they navigate the challenges of immigration, assimilation, and intergenerational conflict.

The story is told from the perspectives of three family members: Hadia, the eldest daughter; Huda, the middle daughter; and Rafiq, the father. Hadia is a young woman who is struggling to find her place in the world. She is torn between her desire to be a good Muslim and her desire to be an independent woman. Huda is a more traditional Muslim woman who is content with her role as a wife and mother. Rafiq is a hard-working immigrant who is trying to provide for his family. He is also struggling to come to terms with the changes that are happening in his community.

A Place for Us is a beautifully written and thought-provoking novel that explores the complex issues of identity, family, and religion. Mirza's characters are well-developed and relatable, and her story is both heartbreaking and hopeful. This is a must-read for anyone interested in contemporary American literature.

Here are some additional details about the book:

  • Genre: Literary fiction
  • Publication Date: March 6, 2018
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • ISBN: 9780062696070
  • Awards: Winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction

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I hope you enjoy reading A Place for Us!