An Emotion of Great Delight

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Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
HarperCollins
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.7 X 8.0 X 1.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062972415

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About the Author

Tahereh Mafi is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Shatter Me series, the National Book Award longlisted and bestselling novel A Very Large Expanse of Sea, as well as Furthermore and Whichwood. You can find her online just about anywhere @Tahereh or on her website, www.taherehmafi.com.

Reviews

Tahereh Mafi has written a timely, compelling novel about love and family and the remarkably complex nature of religion and faith. An Emotion of Great Delight is as profound as it is beautiful.--Matt de la PeΓ±a, New York Times and Newbery Medal winning author of The Last Stop on Market Street
"A Very Large Expanse of Sea reads like a beautiful heart--one that shines and aches and yearns, and above all else, one that loves fiercely against all odds. Years from now, you will remember exactly where you were and what you were doing when you experienced this. A transcendent story about truth, love, and finding joy."--Marie Lu, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Warcross series
"This is a gorgeous book. It's tender and fierce, beautiful even as it depicts some ugly truths. Tahereh's prose is passionate and honest, unsentimental and big-hearted. The very best books move you to reconsider the world around you, and this is one of those. I truly loved it."--Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun is Also a Star
"Mafi tackles the life of an American Muslim teenager in the wake of 9/11 in this visceral, honest novel. Shirin's sharp, raw voice narrates, and her captivating story opens a window onto a different narrative than the one typically dominating the airwaves after 9/11. Mafi excels at highlighting the relationships between her characters. Rich characters, incisive writing, and a powerful story will thrill readers."--ALA Booklist (starred review)
"[Mafi's] writing is nuanced and smart. Shirin and Ocean's interactions are palpable, and the discussions and exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in politically charged America will resonate with many teens and will be enlightening for some."--School Library Journal (starred review)
"Mafi gives vivid voice to an underrepresented audience in this story. The teens' rich personalities, desires, powerful emotions and struggles come together to form a memorable work. An outstanding contemporary novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea is a realistic love story that provides a much-needed perspective."--Shelf Awareness (starred review)
"This story holds a mirror up to the ugly reality of religious bigotry. That disturbing truth, however, is offset by a portrait of a strong Muslim teen girl who defies stereotypes on multiple levels. Shirin insists on her right to approach life on her own clear-eyed terms, granting compassion to the deserving and an education to those who need it."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Cerebral, impassioned, and zeitgeisty... Mafi's sincerity stands out in full force in her craftsmanship. A Very Large Expanse of Sea is timeless in its themes and will continue to affect readers, months after they've closed the book."--NPR
"A Very Large Expanse of Sea is the love story you need to read next."--Teen Vogue
"Mafi seamlessly works in questions of identity, race and Islamophobia [and] taps into the fierceness and passion of first love. The novel's bittersweet ending will ring true for most, and break the hearts of many."--New York Times Book Review
"A masterfully constructed novel. The characters are beautifully developed and authentic. [Shirin's] voice is fierce, funny, vulnerable, and honest. Mafi's novel challenges readers to ponder their own beliefs, assumptions, and actions. And, also reminds us of the captivating bliss of first love."--Nerdy Book Club
PRAISE FOR THE Shatter Me SERIES: "Written with precision and a sense of urgency, each chapter a strobe light-like moment in the lives of the teens trying to save their world. The prose moves readers swiftly from crisis to crisis."
--Booklist Online
"Tahereh Mafi's bold, inventive prose crackles with raw emotion. A thrilling, high-stakes saga of self-discovery and forbidden love, the Shatter Me series is a must-read for fans of dystopian young adult literature-or any literature!"--Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
"Fast-paced action scenes convey imminent danger vividly. Part cautionary tale, part juicy love story, this will appeal to action and adventure fans."--Kirkus Reviews
"A contemporary love story with a heartbreakingly realistic portrait of one post-9/11 Muslim life in the United States. Mafi openly addresses many common misconceptions about Islam and what it means to be a woman of color in the face of racism, showing how differences can be applauded, not feared."--Publishers Weekly
"Tahereh Mafi soars to new heights with A Very Large Expanse Of Sea. A singular new novel from one of YA's brightest voices."--Entertainment Weekly
"Tahereh Mafi, known for her fantasy and dystopian novels, proves a master of the contemporary realistic novel, as well, with A Very Large Expanse of Sea, longlisted for a National Book Award. Shirin's first-person voice bristles with anger, wit and pain. Even as the fraught love story drives the short chapters to a surprising close, Mafi weaves in moments of camaraderie and joy."--Washington Post
PRAISE FOR A Very Large Expanse of Sea: "A raw yet astoundingly elegant examination of identity, loneliness and family that is unflinching in its honesty and power. Tahereh Mafi holds nothing back--and the reader is better for it."--Sabaa Tahir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Ember in the Ashes series
"This gripping political romance takes readers into the life of a young Muslim woman trying to navigate high school with the entire world attacking her right to her body and her faith. A moving coming-of-age narrative about the viciousness of Islamophobia and the unwavering power of love in post-9/11 America."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Gorgeous and poetic, Mafi is unflinching in her rendering of pain and brutal truths, but also succeeds in weaving a tale that is brimming with heart and honest hope. This is a book I wish I'd had when I was fourteen. I'm so glad young readers will have it now. A truly special story.--Jasmine Warga, New York Times bestselling and Newbery Honor-winning author of Other Words for Home