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Breakfast Book Club

A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Eola Road Branch's monthly book discussion. This month's selection: A Place For Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza

Join us for Eola Road Branch's Breakfast Book Club. We read a variety of fiction titles, mainly historical fiction, and meet once a month for a fun discussion. Contact discussion leader Yiota Piraino at 630-264-4262 or stop Eola Road Branch's 2nd floor reference desk to pick up a copy. No registration required.

Book Description:

A Place for Us unfolds the lives of an Indian-American Muslim family, gathered together in their Californian hometown to celebrate the eldest daughter, Hadia's, wedding - a match of love rather than tradition. It is here, on this momentous day, that Amar, the youngest of the siblings, reunites with his family for the first time in three years. Rafiq and Layla must now contend with the choices and betrayals that lead to their son's estrangement - the reckoning of parents who strove to pass on their cultures and traditions to their children; and of children who in turn struggle to balance authenticity in themselves with loyalty to the home they came from.

In a narrative that spans decades and sees family life through the eyes of each member, A Place For Us charts the crucial moments in the family's past, from the bonds that bring them together to the differences that pull them apart. And as siblings Hadia, Huda, and Amar attempt to carve out a life for themselves, they must reconcile their present culture with their parent's faith, to tread a path between the old world and the new, and learn how the smallest decisions can lead to the deepest of betrayals.

A deeply affecting and resonant story, A Place for Us is truly a book for our times: a moving portrait of what it means to be an American family today, a novel of love, identity and belonging that eloquently examines what it means to be both American and Muslim -- and announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent (GoodReads).

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Eola Road Branch

Phone: 630-264-3400
Fax: 630-898-5220
Branch manager
Becky Clark

Hours
We're closed Sunday August 16
Mon, Aug 10 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Tue, Aug 11 12:00PM to 6:00PM
Wed, Aug 12 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Thu, Aug 13 12:00PM to 8:00PM
Fri, Aug 14 Closed
Sat, Aug 15 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Sun, Aug 16 Closed

About the branch

This branch shares the Eola Community Center buiding with the Fox Valley Park District. It offers a quiet reading room with a fireplace, study rooms and a family computer lab. The Eola Road Branch has public meeting rooms that may be used for community programs. 

 

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