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The Resource First comes marriage : my not-so-typical American love story, Huda Al-Marashi

First comes marriage : my not-so-typical American love story, Huda Al-Marashi

Label
First comes marriage : my not-so-typical American love story
Title
First comes marriage
Title remainder
my not-so-typical American love story
Statement of responsibility
Huda Al-Marashi
Title variation
My not-so-typical American love story
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A candid, heartfelt love story set in contemporary California that challenges the idea of what it means to be American, liberated, and in love. When Huda meets Hadi, the boy she will ultimately marry, she is six years old. Both are the American-born children of Iraqi immigrants, who grew up on opposite ends of California. Hadi considers Huda his childhood sweetheart, the first and only girl he's ever loved, but Huda needs proof that she is more than just the girl Hadi's mother has chosen for her son. She wants what many other American girls have--the entertainment culture's almost singular tale of chance meetings, defying the odds, and falling in love. She wants stolen kisses, romantic dates, and a surprise proposal. As long as she has a grand love story, Huda believes no one will question if her marriage has been arranged. But when Huda and Hadi's conservative Muslim families forbid them to go out alone before their wedding, Huda must navigate her way through the despair of unmet expectations and dashed happily-ever-after ideals. Eventually she comes to understand the toll of straddling two cultures in a marriage and the importance of reconciling what you dreamed of with the life you eventually live. Tender, honest and irresistibly compelling, First Comes Marriage is the first Muslim-American memoir dedicated to the themes of love and sexuality. Huda and Hadi's story brilliantly circles around a series of firsts, chronicling two virgins moving through their first everything: first hand holding, first kiss, and first sexual encounter. First Comes Marriage is an almost unbearably humanizing tale that tucks into our hearts and lingers in our imagination, while also challenging long-standing taboos within the Muslim community and the romantic stereotypes we unknowingly carry within us that sabotage some of our best chances for finding true love
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
SRC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Al-Marashi, Huda
Dewey number
  • 979.4/054092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Al-Marashi, Huda
  • Al-Marashi, Huda
  • Muslim women
  • Children of immigrants
Target audience
adult
Label
First comes marriage : my not-so-typical American love story, Huda Al-Marashi
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Girl Like That Won't Stay
  • Chapter 33
  • A Family of Three
  • p. 259
  • Chapter 34
  • How to Fix Hadi and Me
  • p. 273
  • Chapter 35
  • Fictions of Love
  • p. 281
  • Chapter 36
  • p. 25
  • As If by Magic
  • p. 287
  • Chapter 4
  • A Small Island of Unity
  • p. 31
  • Chapter 5
  • Beaten by Devotion
  • p. 41
  • Chapter 6
  • A Divine Crystal Ball
  • Book I
  • p. 47
  • Chapter 7
  • This American Rite of Passage
  • p. 55
  • Chapter 8
  • See Me at the Prom
  • p. 59
  • Chapter 9
  • A Big Family Secret
  • p. 63
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 10
  • Marching Toward Marriage
  • p. 73
  • Chapter 11
  • Lunch Company
  • p. 81
  • Chapter 12
  • A Sudden Thrill of Control
  • p. 87
  • Chapter 13
  • Husband Potential
  • Engagement of Our Children
  • p. 93
  • Chapter 14
  • Say It Loud
  • p. 103
  • Chapter 15
  • Sins for No Good Reason
  • p. 115
  • Chapter 16
  • Every Choke, Sob, and Sniffle
  • p. 13
  • p. 127
  • Chapter 17
  • Sting of Regret
  • p. 131
  • Chapter 18
  • Women in Islam
  • p. 141
  • Chapter 19
  • A Day for Me and the Girls
  • p. 145
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 20
  • Proof of Our Youth
  • p. 153
  • Chapter 21
  • Crises A, B, and G
  • p. 167
  • Chapter 22
  • A Bride Is with Us
  • p. 173
  • Chapter 23
  • Muslim Love
  • Love Her, Boy, Love Her
  • p. 179
  • Chapter 24
  • Biology
  • p. 187
  • Book II
  • Chapter 25
  • A Big, Fat Arab Stereotype
  • p. 201
  • Chapter 26
  • p. 17
  • Trying to Make a Life
  • p. 209
  • Chapter 27
  • Aspiring Doctor's Wife
  • p. 215
  • Chapter 28
  • An Edible Identification Card
  • p. 219
  • Chapter 29
  • I Love Huda.doc
  • Chapter 3
  • p. 223
  • Chapter 30
  • A Matter of Life and Death and God Himself
  • p. 233
  • Chapter 31
  • Shia Heretic
  • p. 245
  • Chapter 32
  • Love I Missed
  • p. 251
Control code
on1072175787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781633884465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
B AL622 ; XX-AB ; [A18BP133, #18, 4@$24.00, DLG/ ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1072175787
  • (OCoLC)1072175787
Label
First comes marriage : my not-so-typical American love story, Huda Al-Marashi
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • A Girl Like That Won't Stay
  • Chapter 33
  • A Family of Three
  • p. 259
  • Chapter 34
  • How to Fix Hadi and Me
  • p. 273
  • Chapter 35
  • Fictions of Love
  • p. 281
  • Chapter 36
  • p. 25
  • As If by Magic
  • p. 287
  • Chapter 4
  • A Small Island of Unity
  • p. 31
  • Chapter 5
  • Beaten by Devotion
  • p. 41
  • Chapter 6
  • A Divine Crystal Ball
  • Book I
  • p. 47
  • Chapter 7
  • This American Rite of Passage
  • p. 55
  • Chapter 8
  • See Me at the Prom
  • p. 59
  • Chapter 9
  • A Big Family Secret
  • p. 63
  • Chapter 1
  • Chapter 10
  • Marching Toward Marriage
  • p. 73
  • Chapter 11
  • Lunch Company
  • p. 81
  • Chapter 12
  • A Sudden Thrill of Control
  • p. 87
  • Chapter 13
  • Husband Potential
  • Engagement of Our Children
  • p. 93
  • Chapter 14
  • Say It Loud
  • p. 103
  • Chapter 15
  • Sins for No Good Reason
  • p. 115
  • Chapter 16
  • Every Choke, Sob, and Sniffle
  • p. 13
  • p. 127
  • Chapter 17
  • Sting of Regret
  • p. 131
  • Chapter 18
  • Women in Islam
  • p. 141
  • Chapter 19
  • A Day for Me and the Girls
  • p. 145
  • Chapter 2
  • Chapter 20
  • Proof of Our Youth
  • p. 153
  • Chapter 21
  • Crises A, B, and G
  • p. 167
  • Chapter 22
  • A Bride Is with Us
  • p. 173
  • Chapter 23
  • Muslim Love
  • Love Her, Boy, Love Her
  • p. 179
  • Chapter 24
  • Biology
  • p. 187
  • Book II
  • Chapter 25
  • A Big, Fat Arab Stereotype
  • p. 201
  • Chapter 26
  • p. 17
  • Trying to Make a Life
  • p. 209
  • Chapter 27
  • Aspiring Doctor's Wife
  • p. 215
  • Chapter 28
  • An Edible Identification Card
  • p. 219
  • Chapter 29
  • I Love Huda.doc
  • Chapter 3
  • p. 223
  • Chapter 30
  • A Matter of Life and Death and God Himself
  • p. 233
  • Chapter 31
  • Shia Heretic
  • p. 245
  • Chapter 32
  • Love I Missed
  • p. 251
Control code
on1072175787
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
297 pages
Isbn
9781633884465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
B AL622 ; XX-AB ; [A18BP133, #18, 4@$24.00, DLG/ ].
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1072175787
  • (OCoLC)1072175787

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