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Early Praise for The Beauty of Your Face:

"The indelible story of a Palestinian-American woman whose life is torn apart by loss, finds solace in her faith, and faces a violent threat that tests how far she has come. Sahar Mustafah writes about family and community with compassion and sensitivity. The Beauty of Your Face is a gift to readers."

--Laila Lalami, author of The Other Americans

"Mustafah writes with a grace and precision that shows a deep understanding for the ways trauma can distort a life. The Beauty of Your Face is a richly empathetic work about the power of faith, family, and love."

--Maurice Carlos Ruffin, author of We Cast a Shadow

"Rich with details of Islamic faith and Arab culture, The Beauty of Your Face is an insightful and beautifully-drawn study of the complexity of being an American Muslim immigrant. This compelling novel brilliantly challenges the notion of a unified religious and ethnic narrative while laying bare the most universal of desires: for love, acceptance, and belonging.” --Rajia Hassib, author of In the Language of Miracles

The Beauty of Your Face is a striking and stirring debut, one that reaches its hands straight into the fire. Sahar Mustafah writes with wisdom and grace about the unthinkable, the unspeakable, and the unspoken.”

--Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer finalist for The Great Believers

Also by Mustafah:
Readings & Events
Muse & the Marketplace (GrubStreet)
"Writing Evil: How to Harness Lethal Characters in Fiction, Boston 4/4/19
American Writers Museum
(Launch Event: reading/signing)
4/7/19
The Book Cellar (reading/signing)
4/11/19
Anderson's Bookshop (reading/signing)
Naperville 4/15
Interviews & Reviews & Readings
Tuesday Funk 7/3/2019 (video)
Heauxs, 11/30/17
Full Stop Magazine, 11/24/17
Chicago Literati, 9/15/17
New York Review of Books, 9/13/17
Hypertext Magazine, 9/8/17

Upcoming Readings

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