New York Times Bestseller

Publishers Weekly Bestseller

“Distinctly, defiantly and earnestly, ‘A Woman Is No Man’ belongs to itself.” —New York Times

“Rum adds her fresh voice to a burgeoning generation of Arab American women writers… ‘A Woman Is No Man’ complicates and deepens the Arab American story — a tale as rich and varied as America itself.” —The Washington Post

“heartfelt and piercing” —USA Today

“Rum is a master storyteller who weaves agony, life and healing together into a beautifully written tale ... A WOMAN IS NO MAN will break your heart even as it inspires hope; it’s a book you will never forget.” —Book Reporter

TODAY SHOW Read with Jenna pick (May 2019)

Washington Post 10 Books to Read in March

Refinery 29 Best Books of the Month

The Millions Most Anticipated Books of 2019

Amazon Charts 10 Essential Reads March 2019

ABA IndieBound #16 bestseller

#9 Amazon Overall Bestseller (#1 in Cultural Heritage Fiction, #5 in Family Life Fiction, #5 in Women's Domestic Life Fiction)

Mind to Mouth is that rare find in the self-help genre.” —Kimberly Allen, former Media Executive at Traditional Home and InStyle

“Heather Sears has provided a remarkable book that is not only smart, but it explores the science, culture and real-life application of mindfulness in the kitchen.”—Megrette Fletcher M.Ed., RD, CD, author of The Core Concepts of Mindful Eating and co-founder of The Center for Mindful Eating

2017 New England Book Festival winner

2018 National Independent Publishing (IPPY) Bronze Medal

2018 Indie Reader Best 1st Book Award

2018 Readers’ Favorite Bronze Medal

Faulkner-Wisdom Competition Semifinalist

First Novel Prize Short List (international contest)

unpublished debut novelist and short story writer, seeking representation

“With impeccable scholarship and personal candor, Tim Rymel addresses the psychology of religious faith and the hurdles faced by those brave enough to question the veracity of those beliefs. This book is a must-read for anyone who has questions about why we believe what we believe, and for those who want to know how to proceed when dogma conflicts, sometimes glaringly, with the realities of daily life.” —Yvette Cantu Schneider, former policy analyst for Family Research Council and author of Never Not Broken

“Stand up women everywhere! Fantastic and inspirational!” —2017 Maxy Awards, Best Fiction Winner

“Relevant and expertly arranged, this novel is composed of stirring and sympathetic trials and tribulations. A finely crafted tale of three outcast women, their struggles, and their lives. —Foreword Reviews

2017 Best Book Awards finalist, literary fiction category

The Janey Loves 2018 Platinum Awards Highly Recommended

“Marvelous. Honest. Generous. From the first story to the last, ‘By the Wayside’ catches your attention and demands that you give into its every whirl. Each character unfolds with a precision that will have you wondering how Parrish managed to create such real-to-the-bones people within a world that captivates you with ease.” —Unsolicited Press

2017 International Book Awards finalist, short story category

acquired by Central Avenue Publishing

released February 2019

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