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“[A] first novel of extraordinary brilliance.” – American Library Association

A Map of Home

A novel about a childhood in the Middle East and America, from an exciting new voice

Randa Jarrar’s fresh, funny and fearless debut novel chronicles the coming-of-age of Nidali, one of the most unique and irrepressible narrators in contemporary fiction. Born in 1970s Boston, 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’s ever wondered what their own map of home might look like.

You can buy the novel at your local bookstore or on AmazonPowells, orB&Noble.



US Hardcover: Other Press

US Paperback: Penguin

Italy: Piemme Edizioni

Germany: Hoffmann Und Campe

Israel: Kinneret Zmora

Taiwan: Locus

China: Horizons