A map of home

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Other Press,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
Language:
English
Description
Nidali, the rebellious daughter of an Egyptian-Greek mother and a Palestinian father, narrates the story of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt (to where she and her family fled the 1990 Iraqi invasion), and her family's last flight to Texas. Nidali mixes humor with a sharp, loving portrait of an eccentric middle-class family, and this perspective keeps her buoyant through the hardships she encounters: the humiliation of going through a checkpoint on a visit to her father's home in the West Bank; the fights with her father, who wants her to become a famous professor and stay away from boys; the end of her childhood as Iraq invades Kuwait on her thirteenth birthday; and the scare she gives her family when she runs away from home.Funny, charming, and heartbreaking, A Map of Home is the kind of book Tristram Shandy or Huck Finn would have narrated had they been born Egyptian-Palestinian and female in the 1970s.
More Details
ISBN:
9781590512722
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1f846cc5-487e-6bd2-bd7f-ed5e1d391c41
full_title map of home
author jarrar randa
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-10-26 04:59:33AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Jarrar, Randa.
author_display Jarrar, Randa
available_at_arlington Central
collection_arlington Adult Fiction
detailed_location_arlington Central Adult Fiction
display_description
format_arlington Book
format_category_arlington Books
id 1f846cc5-487e-6bd2-bd7f-ed5e1d391c41
isbn 9781590512722
item_details ils:.b13088464|.i13649437|Central Adult Fiction|F JARRA|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Oct 25, 2017|caf||
itype_arlington Hardback
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_arlington F JARRA
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover
owning_location_arlington Central
primary_isbn 9781590512722
publishDate 2008
record_details ils:.b13088464|Book|Books||English|Other Press,|c2008.|292 p. ; 23 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington ils:.b13088464|.i13649437|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|999|||
title_display A map of home
title_full A map of home / Randa Jarrar
title_short A map of home