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Join author Bushra Rehman for a discussion of her unforgettable new novel, Roses, in the Mouth of a Lion.  The book is a modern classic about what it means to be Muslim and queer in a Pakistani-American community and was chosen as a Best Book and Editor’s Choice by The New York TimesThe New YorkerThe Washington PostLos Angeles Times, People Magazine, Good Morning America,  Ms. Magazine and more.  

Rehman is co-editor of Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism and author of dark comedy, Corona--which was chosen by the NY Public Library as one of its favorite books about NYC.  She also authored a collection of poetry, Marianna’s Beauty Salon, described by Joseph O. Legaspi as “a love poem for Muslim girls, Queens, and immigrants making sense of their foreign home--and surviving.”


For fans of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

“Stunningly beautiful.” —The New York Times Book Review

“An unforgettable voice that moves you from the start.” —People Magazine

A New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice *

An NPR Best Book of the Year *

A Padma Lakshmi Book Club Pick  


Books will be available for purchase from Café Con Libros.

Registration is required. For more information call 718.623.7100.


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