Third Place Books welcomes young adult author Sabina Khan to our Ravenna store! Khan will be discussing her latest novel, Meet Me in Mumbai, the extraordinary story of two teenage girls forced to understand the power and the consequences of their choices, and how family can be both formed and found over time. She will be joined in conversation by Margaret Owen, author of Little Thieves and The Merciful Crow. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required in advance.
Copies of Meet Me in Mumbai will be available for purchase at the store. This event will include a public signing and time for audience Q&A. Sustain our author series by purchasing a copy of the featured book!
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Two generations, eighteen years apart.
Ayesha is a world away from home when she meets the boy of her dreams. Like her, Suresh is from India but going to high school in Illinois. Once they get together, they are inseparable...until a twist of fate takes Suresh back to India right when Ayesha discovers she's pregnant. Suddenly she feels she's on her own, navigating the biggest decision she'll ever make.
Seventeen years later, Ayesha's daughter Mira finds an old box with letters addressed to her from her birth mother. Although Mira loves the moms who adopted her, she's intrigued to discover something more about her history. In one letter, Ayesha writes that if Mira can forgive her for what she had to do, she should find a way to travel to India for her eighteenth birthday and meet her.
Mira knows she'll always regret it if she doesn't go. But is she actually ready for what she will learn?
Meet Me in Mumbai is the extraordinary story of two teenage girls forced to understand the power and the consequences of their choices, and how family can be both formed and found over time.
“Thought-provoking . . . compassionate . . . hopeful.”
"Khan unapologetically tackles prejudice in its various manifestations while simultaneously engaging openly with the complexities of accountability. The myriad forms of oppression the most vulnerable face in our society intersect in the character of Zara, challenging readers to ask what it means for some to feel at home in a country whose systems feel built to exclude them. A vivid account exploring issues many immigrant teens face."
―Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This book will break your heart and then, chapter by chapter, piece it back together again. A much-needed addition to any YA shelf."
―Sandhya Menon, author of When Dimple Met Rishi
"Khan creates a gripping story line centering the conflict between prejudice and tolerance."
"An intersectional, diverse coming of age story that will break your heart in the best way."
Sabina Khan writes about Muslim teens who straddle cultures. She is the author of several critically-acclaimed YA novels including The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali; Zara Hossain Is Here; and the forthcoming, Meet Me In Mumbai (Summer 2022). Sabina was born in Germany, spent her teens in Bangladesh, and lived in Macao, Illinois, and Texas before settling down in British Columbia with her husband, two daughters, and the best puppy in the world. Visit her online at sabina-khan.com. (Photo credit: Tanya Kuriyedath)
Margaret Owen was born and raised at the end of the Oregon Trail, and has worked in everything from thrift stores to presidential campaigns. The common thread between every job can be summed up as: lessons were learned. She now spends her days writing and negotiating a long-term hostage situation with her monstrous cats. She is the author of the Merciful Crow duology and the Little Thieves trilogy. In her free time, she enjoys exploring ill-advised travel destinations and raising money for social justice nonprofits through her illustrations.
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