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Individual Author Record

General Information


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Genre: C:ADULT Fiction




Illinois Connection

Mustafah lives and teaches high school students outside of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sahar Mustafah is the daughter of Palestinian immigrants. Her short story collection Code of the West won the 2016 Willow Books Prize for Fiction.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''The Beauty of Your Face'', *One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2020 Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, The Beauty of Your Face is a story of outsiders coming together in surprising and uplifting ways (New York Times Book Review, Editors Choice).