If you've been paying close attention, you'll remember that my friend and blogging buddy Randa Jarrar has a novel coming out - on Tuesday! She's already receiving great reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. See here for advance praise:
A Map of Home.
"The narrator, Nidali Ammar, is delightful company through these pages that take us from her birth in Boston to her childhood in Kuwait to her flight during the first Gulf War to the relatively safe haven of Alexandria, Egypt, then from Egypt to the United States once again. Nidali must negotiate the confusion of being part Greek, Palestinian, Egyptian, and American, but more than this she lives in perpetual exile. Hers is a particularly complicated immigrant story, since she is continually arriving and adjusting only to depart, arrive, and adjust again. On her map of home, the borders are never fixed. ...Funny, surprising, and fully alive." -Porter ShreveGo buy this book!