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  • APlace for Us

    It has been years since I have read abook that had me anxiously waiting to get back to reading the next line, the next chapter. The author developed her characters so beautifully. I loved each of them. The most touching perhaps was the final chapter. I had a very strict Italian father and it has only been in his golden years that I tried to see his role as a father through his eyes. This is a beautiful story.

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  • Excellent book

    By far the best book I've read in a long time. The author is wise beyond her years. It is very well written and stayed with me long after I finished it.

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  • Beautifully written - thoroughly enjoyed this book

    This was a beautifully written story of the relationships among the members of an Islamic family and their relationships with their community and their religion. I look forward to Ms. Mirza's next book. I gave this book a 5-star rating because it is so well written. More than once, I had to pause and then re-read a sentence because I was stricken by its profundity. The story is written from the perspective of 4 of the main characters and I felt great empathy for each of them. The final perspective is that of the patriarch of the family, Baba to his children, who appears to be incapable of forgiveness but he will capture your heart with the depth of emotion that he expresses in the final chapters.

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  • Beautiful story, loved the characters

    Beautiful story, hit home. So brilliantly and sensitively written. I want to read more books from this author!

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  • A fabulously written book!

    Love this book! Heartbreak, love ,. Father and son dynamics evolving with love and regret .

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