We gave it an A-
In A Map of Home, a bright young girl? of Egyptian, Greek, and Palestinian heritage flees Kuwait when Iraq invades in 1990. With her big brain, big wit, and big personality, Nidali has a tough time conforming to her father’s rigid ?standards. Home has all the bite of Towelhead, but debut novelist Randa Jarrar invites cultural discussion with a lighter tone. Some parts — like Nidali’s grandmother’s fable about flatulence — will leave you laughing out loud. A?