I have been ensconced in this book for a week and I don't want it to end. Such a beautiful story weaving a family new to this country and surviving children as the first generation in the USA, the 9/11 attacks while living as Muslims in California and the everyday angst of trying to please parents, siblings, community and finding yourself. So full of love for family and an intricate, in-depth knowledge of the reality of living as Muslims in present day America. I loved and understood each character and could relate to how they saw the world after living inside their heads. Reminiscent of The Kite Runner, this novel will resonate for years to come.
A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza ($27.00*, SJP for Hogarth), recommended by Page 158 Books, Wake Forest, NC.