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A Place for Us

By Fatima Farheen Mirza, A sympathetic and well-crafted, but uneven family saga

A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza has been the belle of the ball lately, adorned in a gilded gold and violet cover and making the rounds with Sarah Jessica Parker in a full-out promotional blitz, complete with stylish matching totes. Parker chose the book for her inaugural release for SJP for Hogarth, a …

                    

Everything I Never Told You

By Celeste Ng, An empathetically-told story of a family trying to make sense of a tragedy

In Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng, a teenage girl is found dead, drowned in a lake. Her family is left reeling with unanswered questions and the realization that perhaps they didn’t know as much about her as they had thought. Her death prompts them to reflect upon how they got to where …

                       

The Dinner

By Herman Koch, A Disappointing and Amateurish Book About Two Families and a Difficult Situation

The Dinner by Herman Koch takes place over the course of one dinner between two couples. The males at the table are brothers, one of whom is a prominent and recognizable politician, and, along with their wives, they have agreed to meet at an upscale restaurant to discuss an incident involving their teenage sons. A …

                          

A Thousand Splendid Suns

By Khaled Hosseini, A Moving, Heart-breaking, Powerful Story of Survival

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini tells the story of two Afghan women whose lives are molded and refracted in the tumult of events in recent Afghan history — the Soviet invasion beginning in 1979, the Civil War, the reign of the Taliban, and the beginnings of the Karzai administration. It’s a powerful, moving, …