A Map of Home
Publish date: September 2nd 2008
Publisher: Other Press
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, Realistic Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
Hmmm. I wanted to like this book, and it's about subjects I am drawn to (such as girls' lives, the Middle East, having crazy parents, living through political upheaval, emigrating to Texas, and being boy-crazy). However, I found it difficult to engage with this book, mostly because there is very lit...
The coming of age novel is a traditional and logical starting point for any aspiring novelist. In this time of many books and fewer readers, the challenge is to create a unique voice which can be heard above the din. In Randa Jarrar's debut, "A Map of Home," we find a voice which rises above the din...
I was pleasantly suprised by this book. It was a quick read, witty and a divergence from other popular books based on living in the Middle East.