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A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Thank you to Hogarth books and TLC Book Tours for my copy. All opinions are my own.

I've been trying to write this review for two weeks and each time I sit down in front of my computer, I feel too intimidated. How do you write about a story that spoke to you in a way that made it completely unforgettable? But also has left so many others feeling similarly?

Here's the thing. A Place For Us is unlike any story that I've read lately BECAUSE of those things. I listened to Fatima talk about her writing process and what this story means to her at an author event last week. One of the many things I took from the event was how many readers raised their hands to not necessarily ask questions but share their experience with the book, how Hadia's story was so much like their own growing up Muslim in America. Or how Layla and Rafiq's parenting resounded with them as they attempt to raise their own children in this world, children raised by parents of different cultural and re…

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