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Layla has recently moved out of her parents’ home in the Atlanta suburbs and
into an apartment in the city to assert her independence. Between her job as a
feature writer for a small newspaper and her social life, Layla has little time to think about marriage and children, much to the dismay of her Lebanese parents.
On a hilarious journey that takes Layla from the Southeast t
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Paperback, 215 pages
Published March 8th 2017 by Lanier Press
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Maria Logan-Montgomery
Set in Atlanta, Middle South, the debut novel of Maya Nessouli Abboushi, was said to examine the cultural differences experienced by Arabs living in the southern United States. I expected to be informed and enlightened. I was disappointed. There were a few brief mentions of different customs, but nothing of importance. 

The book was mostly the silly drinking, smoking, clubbing lifestyle of Layla, a juvenile 26-year-old, and her equally juvenile friends. Layla and her roommate, Jess, are constantl
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Brooke
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Warning: This book will make you hungry. This is not something you’ll pick up in most reviews of this book, so I feel it is my duty to warn you. Abboushi crafts a rich world in her novel Middle South. This story follows our protagonist Layla as she grapples with her career and love during the early aughts in Atlanta.

As a Lebanese American, Layla has two cultures that have shaped her, and we travel with her between Beruit and Atlanta, as she journeys to find herself and maybe love.

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Krystal
Apr 15, 2017 rated it liked it
I really wanted to enjoy this book but the stereotypes and body shaming made that difficult.
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