Why should you read this book?
A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is the first book published by Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint for Hogarth! I have to say that I fell in love with this book and I know that I’ll feel this way about it for a long time. This will be that sort of book I will often recommend to people. And this also means that A Place For Us became one of my favorite books EVER!
A Place For Us tells the story of an Indian-American Muslim family. It deals with genre, family expectations and religious issues. This book is poignant and life-changing. It makes you question your attitudes and postures and remembers you to be more tolerant and accepting of others. In terms of structure, the novel is told by different voices and lacks linearity. And, although it’s a slow-burner, A Place For Us keeps calling you and you keep wanting to pick up where you left off.
Mirza is an incredible and talented writer. Her prose is absolutely poetic! Part 4 is definitely a sublime piece of literature. I was slowly savoring it because I didn’t end this book. Please, read this book! You won’t regret it!
I’d like to thank Crown Publishing Group for the free copy. You can buy it here.
“Don’t make the mistake of confusing a sad state with an interesting life.”
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group (Penguin Random House)
Published on: June 2018