Map in the Star-Ledger’s Books Issue

My novel gets reviewed with Kim Barnes’s A Country Called Home and Marilynne Robinson’s Home.  A snippet:

Jarrar has endowed her narrator with an ear attuned to every note of family farce… Nidali’s odyssey is as serious as it is comic and deeply moving. During the Bing Crosby-era, this tale of growing up absurd would have been compared to “Catcher in the Rye,” and deservedly so. It’s as achingly coming-of-age as it gets, as heartwarming as it is heartbreaking — like growing up.

You can read the rest here.

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