Date: June 2018

Duration: 16 hours 38 minutes

Summary:

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “5 UNDER 35” NOMINEE • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK
 
Named One of the Best Books of the Year: Washington Post • NPR • People • Refinery29 • Parade • BuzzFeed
 
“Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post
 
Hailed as “a book for our times” (Christiane Amanpour), 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.

Genres:

  • Patty H.

    I enjoyed the read, it was referred to me and don't think I would have picked it up otherwise. Great narration!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Mary N.

    I love her descriptions, but it got to be WAAAYYYY too much. not e eryome t deserved the amount of time.

  • Diane R.

    I really wanted to like this book but I just couldn't get into it and I didn't really care for any of the characters. It was a bit depressing and the switching from present to past made it difficult to stay engaged. Sorry SJP!

Place for Us: A Novel

by Fatima Farheen Mirza

has successfully been added to your shopping cart

Place for Us: A Novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza
Place for Us: A Novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza
This title is due for release on June 12, 2018.

Enter your email below to be notified as soon as it is available!

By clicking "Notify Me" you consent to receiving electronic marketing communications from Audiobooks.com. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time.

Already a member? Log In to add this title to your wishlist.
Place for Us: A Novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza
This title is due for release on June 12, 2018
We'll send you an email as soon as it is available!

Already a member?
Log in to add this title in your wishlist
Place for Us: A Novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza
Please Log in and add this title to your wishlist.
Place for Us: A Novel, Fatima Farheen Mirza

We will send you an email as soon as this title is available.