Love from A to Z

S. K. Ali (Author) Priya Ayyar (Read by)
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Description

From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is part The Sun Is Also a Star mixed with Anna and the French Kiss, following two Muslim teens who meet during a spring break trip.A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes--because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together. An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb's teacher, who won't stop reminding the class how "bad" Muslims are. But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn't bad. She's angry. When she gets suspended for confronting her teacher, and he begins investigating her activist friends, Zayneb heads to her aunt's house in Doha, Qatar, for an early start to spring break. Fueled by the guilt of getting her friends in trouble, she resolves to try out a newer, "nicer" version of herself in a place where no one knows her. Then her path crosses with Adam's. Since he got diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November, Adam's stopped going to classes, intent, instead, on perfecting the making of things. Intent on keeping the memory of his mom alive for his little sister. Adam's also intent on keeping his diagnosis a secret from his grieving father. Alone, Adam and Zayneb are playing roles for others, keeping their real thoughts locked away in their journals. Until a marvel and an oddity occurs... Marvel: Adam and Zayneb meeting. Oddity: Adam and Zayneb meeting.

Product Details

Price
$39.99
Publisher
Simon & Schuster Audio
Publish Date
April 30, 2019
Dimensions
5.8 X 1.0 X 5.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Compact Disc
EAN/UPC
9781508295396

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About the Author

S. K. Ali is a teacher based in Toronto whose writing on Muslim culture and life has appeared in the Toronto Star. Her family of Muslim scholars is consistently listed in the The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World, and her insight into Muslim culture is both personal and far-reaching. A mother of a teenage daughter herself, S. K. Ali's debut YA is a beautiful and nuanced story about a young woman exploring her identity through friendship, family, and faith.
Priya Ayyar is a renowned audiobook narrator and actress who received her bachelor's degree and master's degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She has appeared in notable television shows such as Arrested Development, Nurse Jackie, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent. When not narrating, she writes and works in television in California.

Reviews

A sympathetic and thoughtful study of a girl's attempt to find her place in a complicated world.

-- "Publishers Weekly on Saints and Misfits"

Ali can definitely write characters...Filled with human drama both big and little.

-- "Entertainment Weekly on Saints and Misfits"