Freshly Booked with YA author Samira Ahmed at Yeast Nashville

at Yeast Nashville on 01/16/2018, 06:30 pm
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"Nashville", TN
Freshly Booked with YA author Samira Ahmed at Yeast Nashville Parnassus Books and Yeast Nashville present Freshly Booked with Samira Ahmed, a special author event that will take place at Yeast Nashville on Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30pm. Ahmed will discuss and sign her highly anticipated debut novel, Love, Hate and Other Filters while attendees enjoy a special treat from Yeast Nashville, the bakery voted Nashville's best bakery. Event Information Tickets are required to attend this event. To purchase tickets now, simply scroll down. Tickets are limited and include a seat at the event, a copy of Love, Hate and Other Filterswhich can be autographed or personalized by the author at the event, and your choice of cherry, blueberry, apple cinnamon, or sweet cream cheese kolache baked fresh at Yeast Nashville. Please purchase the ticket that reflects the kolache flavor you would like included with your ticket. All kolaches will be baked fresh to order. Additional books and beverages will be available for purchase at the event. More About Love, Hate and Other Filters In this unforgettable debut novel, an Indian-American Muslim teen copes with Islamophobia, cultural divides among peers and parents, and a reality she can neither explain nor escape. American-born seventeen-year-old Maya Aziz is torn between worlds. There's the proper one her parents expect for their good Indian daughter: attending a college close to their suburban Chicago home, and being paired off with an older Muslim boy her mom deems "suitable." And then there is the world of her dreams: going to film school and living in New York City--and maybe (just maybe) pursuing a boy she's known from afar since grade school, a boy who's finally falling into her orbit at school. There's also the real world, beyond Maya's control. In the aftermath of a horrific crime perpetrated hundreds of miles away, her life is turned upside down. The community she's known since birth becomes unrecognizable; neighbors and classmates alike are consumed with fear, bigotry, and hatred. Ultimately, Maya must find the strength within to determine where she truly belongs. Praise for Love, Hate and Other Filters "This smart, heartbreaking, honest debut novel is as timely as it is hopeful. Ahmed tackles weighty issues with thoughtfulness and flair. I was completely swept away." - Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi "Love, Hate & Other Filters heralds a dazzling new talent. Samira Ahmed creates a masterful alchemy of heart, humor, profundity, poetry, romance, and humanity. Through the eyes of the richly drawn Maya Aziz, we get a powerful, timely-yet-timeless, and poignant story about the delicate dance of coming of age in two cultures." - Jeff Zentner, William C. Morris award winner of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days "Love, Hate & Other Filters shines with heart and hope in the face of prejudice. Samira Ahmed is a bright new star in the YA firmament." - Marieke Nijkamp, New York Times bestselling author of This Is Where It Ends More about Samira Ahmed Samira Ahmed was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in a small town in Illinois in a house that smelled like fried onions, cardamom, and potpourri. A graduate of the University of Chicago, she taught high school English, helped create dozens of small high schools, and fought to secure billions of additional dollars to fairly fund public schools. She's lived in Vermont, Chicago, New York City, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango.

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