- Hardcover: 297 pages
- Publisher: Prometheus Books (November 13, 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1633884465
- ISBN-13: 978-1633884465
- Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1 x 9.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Told with exuberance and honesty, First Comes Marriage is a charming, delightful memoir of love and self-discovery. Huda Al-Marashi has written a smart, down-to-earth, and unforgettable modern-day love story that celebrates the enduring bonds of culture, faith, and family. A wonderful book.”
—Jasmin Darznik, New York Times–bestselling author of The Good Daughter and Song of a Captive Bird
“This sweet, sharply insightful memoir of an Iraqi American marriage skewers stereotypes as it leaves you cheering for these newlyweds.”
—Susan Muaddi Darraj, author of A Curious Land
“Determined to weave her own love story from the threads of the two seemingly opposing cultures she grew up in, Al-Marashi fearlessly takes us on a journey into the darkest corners of her young marriage, as well as herself.”
—Jen Waite, internationally bestselling author of A Beautiful, Terrible Thing
"An honest, often amusing, account of one young woman’s quest to balance the traditional Muslim values she acquired from her Iraqi immigrant parents with the romantic fantasies she acquired from American media. Her story is both unique in that the devout, overachieving narrator is not the rebellious first-generation daughter we’ve come to expect from immigrant narratives, and universal in its instructive journey from youthful hubris and naïveté to learning how to make a marriage work.”
—Faith Adiele, author of The Nigerian Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems, and founder of VONA Travel Workshop for Writers of Color
“There comes a time in every relationship (romantic or platonic) when one must decide to leave or stay. With courage, humor, and vulnerability, skilled memoirist Huda Al-Marashi excavates the contours of her marriage, intimately sharing with the reader the journey to her moment of choice.”
—Ayesha Mattu, coeditor of Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women and Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy
About the Author
Huda Al-Marashi currently lives in Encinitas, California, with her husband and three children. Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the LA Times, Al Jazeera, the VIDA Review, the Offing, and elsewhere.
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**Highly recommend for a book group, as it will stir great discussions about the effects of cultural background on love and marriage.**
Although she speaks in loving and clear-eyed terms of her Iraqi-American, Shia Muslim community, readers from all backgrounds will resonate with the universal life and relationship crossroads she explores therein.
With courage, humor, and vulnerability, Huda excavates the contours of her marriage and desire, intimately sharing with readers the journey to her moments of choice.