2021 ABQ Spring Virtual Jewish Book Fest Presents

Parnaz Foroutan | Home is a Stranger

Virtual Author Event

March 17, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Time: 7:00pm     Day: Wednesday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $8

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Virtual Author Event on Zoom


Par­naz Foroutan is the author of The Girl from the Gar­den, which received the PEN Emerg­ing Voic­es Award and was named one of Booklist’s ​“Top 10 First Nov­els” of 2015.


Her mem­oir Home is a Stranger is about her jour­ney back to Iran as a young woman two decades after her fam­i­ly fled the rise of the Islam­ic theocracy. It is a memoir about the meaning of desire, the transcendence of boundaries, and the journey to find home.



This event is presented in collaboration with the the Jewish Book Council. Parnaz will present her book and answer questions. To purchase books in advance, our bookstore partners online: Bookworks (4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW) and Page 1 Books (5850 Eubank Blvd NE). 

Upon registering, you will be sent a link for the Zoom event. 

Questions? Call 332-0565 x 4518 or email mayas@jccabq.org