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A Place for Us

by Fatima Farheen Mirza

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A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza
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    Jun 2018, 448 pages
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    Mar 5, 2019, 400 pages

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A stunning debut novel in which an Indian Muslim family in the United States confronts cultural and generational issues.

A whopping 62 out of 66 of our First Impression reviewers gave A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza a four- or five-star rating – for an overall average of 4.7 stars.

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A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is the story of one immigrant family trying to find a place in American society. Timely in its subject-matter and exquisitely written, the novel contains universal themes while highlighting the immigrant experience unique to Muslims (Sara L). The story opens with the wedding of the family's oldest daughter Hadia to Tariq, a modern marriage of love rather than the traditional arranged marriage. On her daughter's wedding day, mother Layla thinks back to the early days of her arranged marriage with husband Rafiq, an orphan who moved to America on his own, got a job, and established a good life for the two of them. Their three US-born children ...

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