Random House Book Club November Happy Hour

Join us to discuss WHEN WE WERE SISTERS by Fatimah Asghar

November 17, 2022 in Zoom

November’s Random House book club pick is a heartrending, lyrical fiction debut—longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. In When We Were Sisters, Fatimah Asghar traces the intense bond of three siblings, and coming-of-age as a Muslim in America.

After the death of their parents, three orphaned sisters are left to raise one another. The youngest, Kausar, grapples with the incomprehensible loss as she charts out her own understanding of gender; Aisha, the middle sister, desperately tries to hold on to her sense of family; and Noreen, the eldest, does her best in the role of sister-mother while also trying to create a life for herself, on her own terms.

When We Were Sisters tenderly examines the bonds and fractures of sisterhood, the perils of being Muslim American girls alone against the world, and explores how those who’ve lost everything might still make homes in one another.

Join us Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. ET at our Virtual Happy Hour, to discuss what Safia Elhillo, author of Home Is Not a Country, calls “a stunning accomplishment in form, storytelling, and heart.”

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November 17, 2022
7:30 PM ET
November 17, 2022
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