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Randa Jarrar
Randa Jarrar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Map of Home, which was published in half a dozen languages & won a Hopwood Award, an Arab-American Book Award, and was named one of the best novels of 2008 by the Barnes and Noble Review. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, The... show more

Randa Jarrar is the author of the critically acclaimed novel A Map of Home, which was published in half a dozen languages & won a Hopwood Award, an Arab-American Book Award, and was named one of the best novels of 2008 by the Barnes and Noble Review. Her work has appeared in Ploughshares, The Oxford American, The New York Times Magazine, The Utne Reader, Salon.com, Five Chapters, Guernica, and The Progressive. She has received residencies from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Hedgebrook, Caravansarai, and Eastern Frontier, and was chosen to take part in Beirut39, which celebrates the 39 most gifted writers of Arab origin under the age of 40. Visit her at http://randajarrar.com or follow her on twitter @randajarrar
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Rachel's books rated it 2 years ago
This took me awhile to get through; mainly because I opted to read 1-2 each day. As someone who did not vote for this asshole (I refuse to say his name), but know many people who did (and continue to think he is doing a great job!), it's refreshing to know there so many out there who think as I do. ...
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Jess Reads rated it 4 years ago
I received an eGalley of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review."Nasty Woman" became a feminist rallying cry brought about after (and during) the Third Presidential Debate of 2016. It's bold, angry, and kind of fun. But on Election Night, many women watched in horror and heart...
sarah
sarah rated it 10 years ago
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...
demerson19
demerson19 rated it 12 years ago
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...
Msmiz - I read almost anything!
Msmiz - I read almost anything! rated it 13 years ago
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.
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