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Toronto Lit Up: Love From Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali

November 24 at 7pm

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Join S.K. Ali on Thursday, November 24 at 7pm ET to celebrate the release of Love From Mecca to Medina (Simon & Schuster) at A Different Booklist Cultural Centre (777 Bathurst Street, Toronto)! This free Toronto Lit Up event will feature a Q&A, short reading and book signing. Books will be available for purchase.

On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to the “bighearted, wildly charming” (Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author) Love from A to Z. In Love From Mecca to Medina, a marvel occurs: Adam and Zayneb get the chance to spend Thanksgiving week on the Umrah, a pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, in Saudi Arabia. The trip is nothing like what they expect, from the appearance of Adam’s former love interest in their traveling group to the anxiety gripping Zayneb when she’s supposed to be “spiritual.” As one wedge after another drives them apart while they make their way through rites in the holy city, Adam and Zayneb start to wonder: was their meeting just an oddity after all? Or can their love transcend everything else like the greatest marvels of the world?

Toronto Lit Up is a multi-year initiative, started in 2016 by the Toronto International Festival of Authors and the Toronto Arts Council, to spotlight Toronto writers and empower local artists with career-building opportunities. Between April 2016 and June 2022, Toronto Lit Up has presented 137 events to launch 161 books by 236 Toronto authors. Toronto Lit Up book launches take place throughout the year at venues across the city. They are open to the public and free to attend. Click here for more information.

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Toronto Lit Up: Love From Mecca to Medina by S.K. Ali

November 24 at 7pm


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