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I’m thrilled to share with you our very first book published by SJP for Hogarth–Fatima Farheen Mirza’s debut, A Place for Us: a stunning novel of a family caught between cultures, and a deeply moving story of identity and belonging. Beautifully unfolding the lives of a Muslim Indian American family on the eve of their eldest daughter’s wedding, Fatima Farheen Mirza introduces us to a cast of characters who will break your heart and piece it back together again. I know that each and every one of you will be transformed when you close the book, and you will not soon forget her characters, Hadia, ...more
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THAT EVENING, SHE sits in the living room armchair and runs her finger over half of the silver gum wrapper in her hand. The other half is taped to the ceiling above her bed, the interior inside out, so the white blends with the ceiling paint, unnoticed. On it, she had drawn a small strawberry. Most days even she would not notice it there, but there it would be.
I come back again and again to this secret, hidden in plain sight. The quiet articulation of Hadia’s affection—so innocent, so purposeful—is familiar to all who have been young in love. The added illustration of the strawberry makes a connection between Hadia and Abbas that she cannot make in her life and her future. I find this passage so tender, and deeply touching.
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As he got closer, Cal saw that they weren’t handmade, as he’d imagined, but the cheap tiki ones that people used to purchase for their outdoor parties, their ersatz luaus, so many years ago.
Lepucki was ahead of the tiki torch-cult trend!
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Niels Bohr
“An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
Niels Bohr

Oscar Wilde
“Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.”
Oscar Wilde

William Shakespeare
“My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee,
The more I have, for both are infinite.”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Thomas Jefferson
“On matters of style, swim with the current, on matters of principle, stand like a rock.”
Thomas Jefferson

Alan Kay
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”
Alan Kay

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