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NYMBC & Teenquake Present TAHEREH MAFI at Opera Plaza

Tahereh Mafi author photo and A Very Large Expanse of Sea cover image

Litquake logoPlease Note: This event is free and open to the public. Attendees with a Books Inc. receipt for A Very Large Expanse of Sea will receive priority in the signing line.

Not Your Mother's Book Club and Teenquake very proudly present New York Times and USA Today-bestselling author Tahereh Mafi in celebration of her stunning new novel, A Very Large Expanse of Sea

It's 2002, a year after 9/11. It's an extremely turbulent time politically, but especially so for someone like Shirin, a sixteen-year-old Muslim girl who's tired of being stereotyped.

Shirin is never surprised by how horrible people can be. She's tired of the rude stares, the degrading comments--even the physical violence--she endures as a result of her race, her religion, and the hijab she wears every day. So she's built up protective walls and refuses to let anyone close enough to hurt her. Instead, she drowns her frustrations in music and spends her afternoons break-dancing with her brother.

But then she meets Ocean James. He's the first person in forever who really seems to want to get to know Shirin. It terrifies her--they seem to come from two irreconcilable worlds--and Shirin has had her guard up for so long that she's not sure she'll ever be able to let it down.

Event date: 
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc.
601 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA
A Very Large Expanse of Sea Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062866561
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: HarperCollins - October 2nd, 2018