A Pure Heart

My new novel, A Pure Heart, is a recommended read by Vanity Fair, Real SimpleBook Riot, Buzzfeed, Ms. Magazine, Refinery29, Boston.com, and more! 


And the reviews are coming in! Check out the three starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Bookpage as well as some very cool blurbs--like this one: 

“A captivating novel about family, love, and home. Hassib masterfully excavates the secret loyalties that drive women to make fateful choices and, in so doing, explores important themes of guilt and responsibility, shame and forgiveness.”
Laila Lalami, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Moor’s Account



Egyptian-American writer. Immigrant. Avid Reader.

In the Language of Miracles

August 11, 2015

“Assured and beautifully crafted. . . . Hassib is a natural, graceful writer with a keen eye for cultural difference. . . . [She] handles the anatomy of grief with great delicacy. . . . In the Language of Miracles should find a large and eager readership. For the beauty of the writing alone, Hassib deserves it.”

 —Monica Ali, The New York Times Book Review



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On writing fiction in English and embracing--even loving-- a foreign language. 


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