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Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar - 'The Map of Salt and Stars'

Scheherazade's The Thousand and One Nights meets Alan Gratz's Refugee in this important debut novel from a Syrian-American author, Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar. A 12th century fable about an apprentice mapmaker is interwoven with a modern-day Syrian refugee searching for home, as the plot follows both girls through the Middle East, encountering tremendous dangers and immense acts of kindness. A must-read for teens and adults, this is an incredibly moving and lushly described story of family and friends, meaningful culture, changing landscapes, and universal hope. A staff pick, a Signed First Editions Club pick, and a Forever Young: YA for Adults book club pick. 

This event is part of the QRB Supper Club Series, where we hold a 10-person dinner with the author prior to the event at nearby North Hills restaurant, Aladdin's. For $30, receive a copy of the The Map of Salt and Stars, enjoy dinner at 5 pm (appetizer, main, and dessert), and receive priority seating and priority signing line placement at the in-store 7 pm event. Email publicityassistant@quailridgebooks.com with questions or to reserve your place. THIS DINNER IS SOLD OUT!

Event date: 
Friday, May 4, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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ISBN: 9781501169038
Availability: Hard to find: allow 24 hours for information
Published: Atria Books - May 1st, 2018

“This imaginative but very real look into war-torn Syria is a must.” –Booklist (starred review)

This rich, moving, and lyrical debut novel is to Syria what The Kite Runner was to Afghanistan; the story of two girls living eight hundred years apart—a modern-day Syrian refugee seeking safety and a medieval adventurer apprenticed to a legendary ma