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A Place for Us

(2018)
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Instant New York Times Best Seller

"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.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"This powerful, intricate debut is essential reading." - NoViolet Bulawayo

"Fatima Mirza is brilliant and this novel will break your heart and make it new again." - Garth Greenwell

"‘Fatima Farheen Mirza’s A Place For Us is a work of extraordinary and enthralling beauty. It is so deeply imagined, so intimately attentive to and solicitous of the lives it follows, so artful in describing the inseparable human experiences of pride and resentment, humility and loyalty -- and, most of all, love – that it feels not as if we are reading a novel about this Indian Muslim family struggling with tradition and a new culture, but as if we become actual members of the family. It is that immersive, that brilliant, that true." - Paul Harding

"Beautiful, intimate, tender. So vividly told the characters live and breathe." - Rachel Joyce

"A Place for Us is a triumph and an inspiration. I wish everyone would read this novel. A chronicle of the shattered expectations and irreconcilable desires within an American-Muslim family, A Place for Us hums with a deep faith in an unknown future, reminding its readers that when we are lost, love gives us a map home." - Karen Russell


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June 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: A Place for Us (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Fatima Farheen Mirza
ISBN: 1-4328-5259-0 / 978-1-4328-5259-7 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Place for Us
Author(s): Fatima Farheen Mirza
ISBN: 1-78109-069-6 / 978-1-78109-069-5 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : Hardback
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Title: A Place for Us
Author(s): Fatima Farheen Mirza
ISBN: 1-5247-6355-1 / 978-1-5247-6355-8
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June 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: A Place for Us
Author(s): Fatima Farheen Mirza
ISBN: 1-78470-766-X / 978-1-78470-766-8 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Place for Us
Author(s): Fatima Farheen Mirza
ISBN: 1-78109-070-X / 978-1-78109-070-1 (UK edition)
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June 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Place for Us
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ISBN: 0-525-57582-0 / 978-0-525-57582-5 (USA edition)
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Title: A Place for Us
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Title: A Place for Us
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June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Place for Us: A Novel
Author(s): Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Title: A Place for Us: A Novel
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June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Place for Us
Author(s): Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Title: A Place for Us: A Novel
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