Love from Mecca to Medina
Hardback, 352 pages
"I read it in two days WITH a newborn. This book has it all and S.K. Ali is so good at building these characters, you'll forget they only exist on the page. She'll have you gasping at sand!. SAND." — Huda Fahmy, author of Huda F are You?
On the trip of a lifetime, Adam and Zayneb must find their way back to each other in this surprising and romantic sequel to Love from A to Z.
Adam and Zayneb.
Adam is in Doha, Qatar, making a map of the Hijra, a historic migration from Mecca to Medina, and worried about where his next paycheck will come from. Zayneb is in Chicago, where school and extracurricular stresses are piling on top of a terrible frenemy situation, making her miserable.
Then 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. Adam is thrilled; it's the reboot he needs and an opportunity to pray for a hijra in real life: to migrate to Zayneb in Chicago. Zayneb balks at the trip at first, having envisioned another kind of vacation, but then decides a spiritual reset is calling her name too.
And they can't wait to see each other-surely, this is just what they both need. But the trip is nothing like what they expect...