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It is well written and very interesting.
The characters are well rounded and the author makes it easy for the reader to get into the character's mind without overdoing the introspection aspect of the story.
The book is as much about Hayat as it is about Mina, his mother's friend who teaches Hayat about the Quran and being a Muslim.
It was ok..I did not find myself absorbed in the characters or the story. I did learn something about the Muslim FaithPublished 1 month ago by dianne conniry
A wonderful and in depth story about Muslim culture. A great book club choice much to think about and discuss. Characters are rich and deep.Published 2 months ago by Timmie
With clear prose and a tender heart, this novel explores a young boys faith as he learns some hard truths about families and secrets and the eternal questions of life and God.Published 3 months ago by B. L. Ford
Enjoyed everyday setting and difficulty of young person suddenly confronted with another side of his background, torn between his new and historic personas.Published 3 months ago by ellen
A wonderful read. We learn a lot about Pakistani culture, Sufism and transplanted Pakistani Muslims in the U.S. The author is a marvelous storyteller. Read morePublished 3 months ago by J. Allen
merican Dervish by Ayad Akbar begins in 1990 with Hayat Shah reflecting on his “aunt’s “ death. She was his mother’s best friend so as her mother put it, Mina was her sister of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by C. Wong
I loved this book. The writing jumps off the page. The characters are endlessly complex, but the reader ends up falling in love with all of them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Steve Zeitlin
American Dervish is the story of Hayat, a young Muslim in America, who reflects on his life at the death bed of a loved one. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Marin