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Fatima Farheen Mirza - Author

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Fatima Farheen Mirza was born in California in 1991 and raised there. Her parents are of Indian descent; her mother grew up in Birmingham, her father in Hyderabad. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, where she was a Teaching-Writing Fellow. A PLACE FOR US is her first novel.

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A Place for Us

A Place for Us

Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

A Place for Us catches an Indian Muslim family on the eve of the eldest daughter's wedding. As Hadia's marriage -- one chosen of love, not tradition -- gathers the family back together, her parents Rafiq and Layla must come to terms with the choices that their two daughters, and their estranged son Amar, have made. Weaving through time, we see the detail of family life, all the crucial and tiny moments, through the eyes of each family member. And as Hadia, Huda and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent's faith, tread a path between the old world and the new and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals. This is the story of one family, but all family life is here. It is a novel for our times: a deeply moving examination of love, identity and belonging. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent. 'To be taken hostage by Fatima Mirza's heartrending and timely story is a gutting pleasure. It allows her reader to better understand what it means to reconcile one's love of family and culture with a desire to find one's own path, and one's own faith. Ms Mirza painstakingly details the life of an Indian Muslim family in America and their children's search to feel whole, fulfilled, and content. She captures your mind and heart with an urgency that defies you to stop reading. I guarantee you will be different when you close the book' - Sarah Jessica Parker

Place for Us

Place for Us

Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza Format: eBook Release Date: 14/06/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza, read by Deepti Gupta and Sunil Malhotra.A Place for Us catches an Indian Muslim family as they prepare for their eldest daughter's wedding. But as Hadia's marriage -- one chosen of love, not tradition -- gathers the family back together, there is only one thing on their minds: can Amar, the estranged younger brother of the bride, be trusted to behave himself after three years away? A Place for Us tells the story of one family, but all family life is here. Rafiq and Layla must come to terms with the choices their children have made, while Hadia, Huda and Amar must reconcile their present culture with their parents' world, treading a path between old and new. And they must all learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest betrayals. This is a novel for our times: a deeply moving examination of love, identity and belonging that turns our preconceptions over one by one. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.'To be taken hostage by Fatima Mirza's heartrending and timely story is a gutting pleasure... She captures your mind and heart with an urgency that defies you to stop reading. I guarantee you will be different when you close the book' Sarah Jessica Parker'Beautiful, intimate, tender. So vividly told the characters live and breathe' Rachel Joyce 'A brilliant, highly readable contemporary tale of identity and belonging' Elle

Place for Us

Place for Us

Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza Format: eBook Release Date: 12/06/2018

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERVanity Fair: "e;Ultimate Summer Fiction"e;Good Morning, America: "e;Best Books To Bring To the Beach This Summer"e;Glamour.com: "e;The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer"e;Refinery29: ';Brilliant Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer'USA Today: ';10 Hot Books For Summer Reading'EW.com: "e;This Summer's Debut Authors You Need To Know Right Now"e;Buzzfeed:"e;30 Summer Books To Get Excited About"e;PopSugar: "e;16 Most Exciting New Books To Read In June"e;DailyBeast: "e;Best Summer Beach Reads"e;Nylon: ';46 Great Books To Read This Summer'LitHub: "e;Ultimate Summer Books Preview"e;Shondaland: ';5 Brilliant New Books to Read in June'"e;Has a household ever been cradled in such tender attention as this novel provides?She writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.Each time I stole away into this novel, it felt like a privilege to dwell among these people, to fall back under the gentle light of Mirza's words."e; RON CHARLES, Washington PostThe 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 belongingAs an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister's footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride.What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family's life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla's own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their childreneach in their own waytread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home. A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

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