A place for us: a novel

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Vanity Fair : "Ultimate Summer Fiction" Good Morning, America : "Best Books To Bring To the Beach This Summer" Glamour.com : "The 17 Best Books to Read This Summer" Refinery29 : "Brilliant Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer" USA Today : "10 Hot Books For Summer Reading" EW.com : " This Summer's Debut Authors You Need To Know Right Now" Buzzfeed : "30 Summer Books To Get Excited About" PopSugar : "16 Most Exciting New Books To Read In June" DailyBeast : "Best Summer Beach Reads" Nylon : "46 Great Books To Read This Summer" LitHub : "Ultimate Summer Books Preview" Shondaland : "5 Brilliant New Books to Read in June" "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." -- RON CHARLES, Washington Post 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 belonging

As 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 children--each in their own way--tread 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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auth_author2 Gupta, Deepti (Actor),, Malhotra, Sunil,
author Mirza, Fatima Farheen, 1991-
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display_description INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NEW YORK'S "ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK" PICK
Named One of the Best Books of 2018 by: Washington PostNPR People Refinery29 • Parade • Buzzfeed


"Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things." RON CHARLES, Washington Post
"A Place for Us is a book for our times." — CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
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 belonging

As 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 children—each in their own way—tread 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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subject_facet Audiobooks, Domestic fiction, East Indian Americans -- Fiction, Families -- Fiction, Immigrants -- United States -- Fiction, Large type books, Weddings -- Fiction
title_display A place for us : a novel
title_full A Place for Us A Novel, A place for us : [a novel] / Fatima Farheen Mirza, A place for us : a novel / Fatima Farheen Mirza
title_short A place for us :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet East Indian Americans, Families, Fiction, Immigrants, Large type books, Literature, Weddings