Bride of the Sea, by Eman Quotah

Staff Pick
Quotah's debut novel sweeps you up in the secrets that cause a young mother, Saeedah, to flee Cleveland with her daughter, Hanadi. Sadie and Hannah (among other pseudonyms) cover ground from  Ohio to California as they're pursued by investigators hired by her abandoned ex-husband Muneer who just wants his daughter back. Told across generations, from Muneer and Saeedah's first flirtation in their native Jidda, Saudi Arabia, to their crumbling marriage in the cold of midwinter middle America, a now-adult Hannah discovers her mother's betrayal and attempts to piece back together the heritage she's been denied. Quotah's prose is rich and flows easily; whether the shores be those of the Red Sea or Lake Erie-- she captures effectively what it means to exist between two lands and two cultures.
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ISBN: 9781951142452
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Published: Tin House Books - January 26th, 2021

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