The Brown Bag Books (BBB) selection for February is A Place for Us: A Novel by Fatima Mizra (Fiction)
“Absolutely gorgeous …Mirza finds in the intensity of a faithful Muslim family a universal language of love and anguish that speaks to us all… In prose of quiet beauty and measured restraint, Mirza traces those twined strands of yearning and sorrow that faith involves. She writes with a mercy that encompasses all things….” Washington Post. “a family epic that is textured and keenly felt… Mirza draws Amar’s lifelong struggle with the concept of unconditional devotion so poignantly that readers will find it exceedingly relatable. But so too is the mysterious whisper in his ear urging him always to return, no matter how far he strays, back home.” NYT Book Review.
Please join us on February 4 at noon in the Fireside Room to discuss this moving, insightful book.