A Map of Home

A Map of Home

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Penguin Putnam
From America to the Middle East and back again— the sparkling story of one girl’s childhood, by an exciting new voice in literary fiction

In this fresh, funny, and fearless debut novel, Randa Jarrar chronicles the coming-of-age of Nidali, one of the most unique and irrepressible narrators in contemporary fiction. Born in 1970s Boston to an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, the rebellious Nidali—whose name is a feminization of the word “struggle”—soon moves to a very different life in Kuwait. There the family leads a mildly eccentric middle-class existence until the Iraqi invasion drives them first to Egypt and then to Texas. This critically acclaimed debut novel is set to capture the hearts of everyone who has ever wondered what their own map of home might look like.

Read Randa Jarrar's posts on the Penguin Blog.

Baker & Taylor
Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, narrates her story from her childhood in Kuwait, her early teenage years in Egypt (to where she and her family fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), to her family's last flight to Texas.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2008
ISBN: 9780143116264
Branch Call Number: FIC JAR
Characteristics: 292 p. ;,20 cm.

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Jul 27, 2012

Egypt/Palestine/Kuwait/Texas. A sexually active girl, horrible parents. No redeeming qualities.

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