A Place for Us

A Place for Us

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 A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is h The first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and reson...

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Title:A Place for Us
Author:Fatima Farheen Mirza
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:A Place for Us
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:385 pages pages

A Place for Us Reviews

  • Cheri
    May 12, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

    I may bump this up to 5 stars (but I like to sit with it a while first). This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant books I've read in a while. Complex, wistful, melancholy. ...

    ?There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere. ?There's a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time to spare, Time to look, time to care, Someday! Somewhere. We'll find a new way of l...

  • JanB
    Apr 06, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

  • Elyse Walters
    Apr 14, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

  • Annet
    Aug 16, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

  • Marialyce
    Jun 05, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

    I may bump this up to 5 stars (but I like to sit with it a while first). This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant books I've read in a while. Complex, wistful, melancholy. ...

    ?There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere. ?There's a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time to spare, Time to look, time to care, Someday! Somewhere. We'll find a new way of l...

    A Place For Us is a first novel for Fatima Farheen Mirza, and a first literary work acquired by Sarah Jessica Parker as editorial director for SJP for Hogarth. This is the story of a Muslim Indian American family, and their community, living in California. It begins with the weddi...

    WOW! What a great book! I feel like I have a deep understanding of this beautiful, struggling family having experienced their lives from different perspectives through Fatima Farheen Mirza?s heartfelt and elegantly written debut. She is gifted in making you feel the characters? emo...

    This is an emotional and amazingly-written story. I savored it and invite you to do the same. A PLACE FOR US is a novel about family, love, faith, community, and tradition from the perspective of a Muslim-American Family. The characters are complex and well-developed, and I could re...

    Didn't have the wow factor for me. Children are not born with a manual and parenting is something we all figure out as we go along. Are we to blame for our children's mistakes ? . A place for us is a book that explores family and religion and what it is like to be brought up in a ...

    5 sad and poignant stars My reviews can be found at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... "There were many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts being broken by love, but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream-whatever that dream might be. (Pearl ...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    May 27, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

    I may bump this up to 5 stars (but I like to sit with it a while first). This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant books I've read in a while. Complex, wistful, melancholy. ...

    ?There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere. ?There's a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time to spare, Time to look, time to care, Someday! Somewhere. We'll find a new way of l...

    A Place For Us is a first novel for Fatima Farheen Mirza, and a first literary work acquired by Sarah Jessica Parker as editorial director for SJP for Hogarth. This is the story of a Muslim Indian American family, and their community, living in California. It begins with the weddi...

    WOW! What a great book! I feel like I have a deep understanding of this beautiful, struggling family having experienced their lives from different perspectives through Fatima Farheen Mirza?s heartfelt and elegantly written debut. She is gifted in making you feel the characters? emo...

    This is an emotional and amazingly-written story. I savored it and invite you to do the same. A PLACE FOR US is a novel about family, love, faith, community, and tradition from the perspective of a Muslim-American Family. The characters are complex and well-developed, and I could re...

  • Dem
    Jun 23, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

    I may bump this up to 5 stars (but I like to sit with it a while first). This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant books I've read in a while. Complex, wistful, melancholy. ...

    ?There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere. ?There's a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time to spare, Time to look, time to care, Someday! Somewhere. We'll find a new way of l...

    A Place For Us is a first novel for Fatima Farheen Mirza, and a first literary work acquired by Sarah Jessica Parker as editorial director for SJP for Hogarth. This is the story of a Muslim Indian American family, and their community, living in California. It begins with the weddi...

    WOW! What a great book! I feel like I have a deep understanding of this beautiful, struggling family having experienced their lives from different perspectives through Fatima Farheen Mirza?s heartfelt and elegantly written debut. She is gifted in making you feel the characters? emo...

    This is an emotional and amazingly-written story. I savored it and invite you to do the same. A PLACE FOR US is a novel about family, love, faith, community, and tradition from the perspective of a Muslim-American Family. The characters are complex and well-developed, and I could re...

    Didn't have the wow factor for me. Children are not born with a manual and parenting is something we all figure out as we go along. Are we to blame for our children's mistakes ? . A place for us is a book that explores family and religion and what it is like to be brought up in a ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Feb 20, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

  • Susanne Strong
    May 15, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

  • Emily May
    May 14, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

  • Angela M
    Apr 09, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    May 16, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

  • Larry H
    May 26, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

  • Anne Bogel
    May 12, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

    I may bump this up to 5 stars (but I like to sit with it a while first). This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant books I've read in a while. Complex, wistful, melancholy. ...

  • Debbie
    Jun 25, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

  • Jennifer Blankfein
    Jun 03, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

    I may bump this up to 5 stars (but I like to sit with it a while first). This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant books I've read in a while. Complex, wistful, melancholy. ...

    ?There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere. ?There's a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time to spare, Time to look, time to care, Someday! Somewhere. We'll find a new way of l...

    A Place For Us is a first novel for Fatima Farheen Mirza, and a first literary work acquired by Sarah Jessica Parker as editorial director for SJP for Hogarth. This is the story of a Muslim Indian American family, and their community, living in California. It begins with the weddi...

    WOW! What a great book! I feel like I have a deep understanding of this beautiful, struggling family having experienced their lives from different perspectives through Fatima Farheen Mirza?s heartfelt and elegantly written debut. She is gifted in making you feel the characters? emo...

  • Melissa
    May 16, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    May 15, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

  • Karen
    Apr 06, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

    Norma and I read A Place For Us with 18 of our Traveling Sisters. Right from the very first mention of reading this book we were excited and had no idea the incredible reading experience that awaited for us. With a few sisters who mostly stick to thrillers and were a little hesitant at...

    This is a beautiful book, both visually and in it's content. It?s a slow burn, a quiet novel with such beautifully expressed thoughts that it would be impossible to read without being deeply affected. I?m in awe that this is a debut novel of a 26-year-old author. Believe all the hy...

    I may bump this up to 5 stars (but I like to sit with it a while first). This is one of the best, most emotionally resonant books I've read in a while. Complex, wistful, melancholy. ...

    ?There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us. Peace and quiet and open air Wait for us Somewhere. ?There's a time for us, Some day a time for us, Time together with time to spare, Time to look, time to care, Someday! Somewhere. We'll find a new way of l...

    A Place For Us is a first novel for Fatima Farheen Mirza, and a first literary work acquired by Sarah Jessica Parker as editorial director for SJP for Hogarth. This is the story of a Muslim Indian American family, and their community, living in California. It begins with the weddi...

  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    May 31, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Jun 03, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Mar 17, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

  • Berit☀️✨
    Jun 05, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    May 24, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

  • Kendall
    Jun 05, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

  • Melisa
    May 16, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

  • Navidad Thelamour
    Jul 01, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    May 15, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

    How do you write a review for a book that takes your breath away and leaves you speechless? There is something I know that is true.... my review cannot do this book justice in how powerful and beautiful this piece of literature truly is but I will try! :) A Place for Us is a plac...

    How were they to know the moment that would define them? It will affect his personality for his whole life, someone is saying to her, and whose fault will it be then? Mine, a voice replies, and the voice is hers?What had she done to her brother, so that she could survive, so that she...

    4.5 stars! Emotional. Eye-opening. Beautiful. Breathtaking. Intense. Raw. Unforgettable. This novel follows the lives of a Muslim Indian American family. The eldest daughter, Hadia, is getting married which brings the family back together under one roof after being apart for the...

  • Mackenzie - PhDiva Books
    Jun 08, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...

    *All the stars, and the beautiful moon that follows each of us, always* Symbolic, realistic-storytelling at its finest! A colorful masterpiece and truly a story to savor, A PLACE FOR US uses a soothing voice to deliver a powerful message that will hug the hearts and hold the han...

    Are you kidding me? Unlike the rest of the world, including sweet Sarah Jessica Parker, I did not drool over this one, unless you count the drool that appeared when I dozed off in absolute boredom. I want my hours back! Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I should have ditched it. I guess I was...

    5 ***** Glowing Stars! Wow! This book was an absolutely phenomenal read and was quickly placed into my Goodreads Favourite Reads shelf for 2018! This book was absolutely everything to me! My thoughts and emotions did not change from the very first sentence of this book and held dea...

    Five Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching, Emotional, Evocative Stars. Extremely rare are the novels that touch the soul, permanently marking the heart, creating a burning in the lungs, making it impossible to draw in enough air. ?A Place for Us? by Fatima Farheen Mirza is that kind of no...

    Wow!! I am just blown away by the fact that this is a first novel, the story and theme so universal. A Muslim Indian family in America, trying to maintain it's own beliefs and culture, while facing modernity. This family, mother, father, two daughters , Hadia and Huda, and the youngest...

    Every once in a while I read a debut novel that is so perfect because it?s everything I want - beautifully written with characters that have you caring about them from the beginning and a story that will not easily be forgotten. This is one of them. You might read reviews of this b...

    Absolutely wonderful!!! If you see reviews deeply speaking to your heart -or feel personally important to you in one way or another such as Diane S?s review did for me...and more and more high rating reviews rolling in....Karen, Cheri, Jill, Patti, Rhonda, Alaina, Anne, Amena, De...

    I knew my review wouldn?t do this book justice but here it is: Like coming home. Like a long, slow hug. Like a song that you can?t get out of your head. A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza is one of the most extraordinary, thought provoking pieces of literature I have re...

    5 stars to A Place for Us, an emotionally-evocative and profound story of family and belonging! ????? I read A Place for Us with the Traveling Sisters, a wonderful group of avid readers here on Goodreads. I was the lone straggler, coming in with my thoughts late on th...

    5 Beautiful Stars ????? This was more than just a book it was an experience... I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to read this with a group of my fellow reviewers and friends the ?Traveling Sisters?... we have read and love many books together, but th...

    So Beautiful, Emotional and Moving! I was immediately drawn into the story due to the beautiful writing. I love how Sarah Jessica Parker described the writing on the very first page of the book, "Told with a delicacy as though every sentence is spun from glass. I just had to sav...

    4.5 stars, rounded up. Poignant, warm, and thought-provoking, A Place for Us is a tremendously self-assured look at an American Muslim family, and the obligations and tangles that family and religion create. Family and friends of Rafiq and Layla gather for the wedding of their ...

    Five superb stars????? A powerful debut novel that explores the complicated relationship of a traditional family existing in a modern world. Tradition. Respect. Strong words that run deep. Words not only meant to guide ones? life, but in many ways define it. Some stay ...

    I used the wrong words. I acted the wrong ways. I will wait, until you are ready. I will always wait for you... What a wonderful, still, thoughtful and at the same time emotional read this was.... Absolutely at loss for words actually. What a great read. I have to say, halfway through...

    I don?t know quite how to put into words how beautiful this book is. It worked its way into my heart. This story feels like it has become a part of me, as though it has changed the way I see the world and other people and cultures. The writing is absolutely breathtaking. I heard it d...

  • Sarah Jessica Parker
    May 02, 2018

    July 2, 2018: I am so excited about this: I did an interview with the lovely Fatima on my blog! We talked about A Place for Us, working with Sarah Jessica Parker, and favourite books! She could hold in her heart a belief in Islam as well as the unwavering belief that every human ...

    It isn?t often that a book manages to tiptoe quietly into my life and steal a piece of my heart as effortlessly as this enthralling beauty. Thought-provoking, insightful and rife with stunning passages, A Place for Us is much more than just a novel to spend a few days with?it's o...

    It is with tremendous excitement that I?m sharing Fatima Farheen Mirza?s novel, A Place for Us, the first book on the SJP for Hogarth list. When we first conceived of this imprint, and imagined the kinds of books we wanted to publish, I went back to my own bookshelves?to books I ...