INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNamed One of the Best Books of 2018 by: Washington Post • NPR • Refinery29 • Real Simple • Buzzfeed”Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.
Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps.
A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today.
” — RON CHARLES, Washington Post”A Place for Us is a book for our times.
There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition.
And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride.
It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.
” — CHRISTIANE AMANPOURThe first novel from Sarah Jessica Parker’s new imprint, SJP for Hogarth, A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belongingAs an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made.
What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart.
All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home.
Includes new attractions, like Miami’s Pérez Art Museum and Manhattan’s High Line, plus more than 150 places of special interest to families.
“Patricia Schultz unearths the hidden gems in our North American backyard.
and Canada like never before, and for the first time with full-color photographs, here are 1,000 compelling, essential, offbeat, utterly unforgettable places.
Plus resorts, vineyards, hot springs, classic ballparks, the Talladega Speedway, and more.
And, for every entry, what you need to know about how and when to visit.
Don’t even think about packing your bag and sightseeing without it.
Pristine beaches and national parks, world-class museums and the Just for Laughs festival, mountain resorts, salmon-rich rivers, scenic byways, the Oyster Bar and the country’s best taco, lush gardens and coastal treks at Point Reyes, rafting the Upper Gauley (if you dare).
“True Places is a beautiful reminder that though we may busy ourselves seeking what we want, what we need has an uncanny way of finding us.
Suzanne Blakemore hurtles along the Blue Ridge Parkway, away from her overscheduled and completely normal life, and encounters the girl.
Suzanne has the perfect house, a successful husband, and a thriving family.
After her discovery of the ethereal sixteen-year-old who has never experienced civilization, Suzanne is compelled to invite Iris into her family’s life and all its apparent privileges.
Now Suzanne can’t help but wonder: Is she destined to save Iris, or is Iris the one who will save her?.
” —Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death ExperiencesA girl emerges from the woods, starved, ill, and alone…and collapses.
As Suzanne rushes her to the hospital, she never imagines how the encounter will change her—a change she both fears and desperately needs.
But beneath the veneer of an ideal life, her daughter is rebelling, her son is withdrawing, her husband is oblivious to it all, and Suzanne is increasingly unsure of her place in the world.
But Iris has an independence, a love of solitude, and a discomfort with materialism that contrasts with everything the Blakemores stand for—qualities that awaken in Suzanne first a fascination, then a longing.
But the Blighs’ contentment is threatened when George’s murderous wife, Regina (Jenni Baird, The 4400), petitions for release from the insane asylum.
The phenomenal cast also includes Craig Hall (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Sara Wiseman (Mercy Peak), Frankie J.
Set in 1958, this “captivatingly filmed, deeply romantic drama” (The Wall Street Journal) continues to address thorny social issues with intelligence and aplomb.
Holden (Something in the Air), Matt Day (Rake [Australia]), Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish), and Arianwen Parkes-Lockwood (Underbelly).
As the sweeping Australian saga returns, four years have passed and nurse Sarah Nordmann (Marta Dusseldorp, Janet King) and her son are safe and happy, despite having to live separately from wealthy patriarch George Bligh (Brett Climo, Snowy River: The McGregor Saga) for political reasons.
George’s formidable mother, Elizabeth (Noni Hazlehurst, Little Fish), has finally found love and happiness with her new husband, while her granddaughter, Anna (Abby Earl, The Great Mint Swindle), makes waves as a single socialite.