Entries in the Book Review Raffle cover a wide range of books – what a great way to find something new to read!
Lauren B. tells us about Fatima Farheen Mirza’s first novel, A Place for Us:
A Place for Us is the debut novel of a young author and what a debut it was! I’m looking forward to see where this author goes. This novel is a slow burn family drama, somewhat akin to Little Fires Everywhere. The story starts at a wedding, and then goes back in time, showcasing little events that led the family to where they are at today. A Place for Us is about a Muslim Indian American family and deals with themes such as belonging, family ties, and cultural identity. I would give it a 3.5/5. I would recommend reading as much as possible in one or two sittings. It’ll make the biggest impact that way. When I stretched out readings more, I found I started losing the threads of what was happening in the book, since it does jump around timelines often and from different characters’ perspectives.
Our raffle winner this week is Barbara S., who reviewed Linwood Barkley A Noise Downstairs. She won a gift card to Patti’s Petals. Prizes are donated by the Bethlehem Area Public Library’s Friends of the Library.