Coming Soon: Middle-Grade Novel “A Bit of Earth”

Coming Soon: Middle-Grade Novel “A Bit of Earth”

“A Bit of Earth” by Karuna Riazi is a reimagined “Secret Garden.” This contemporary version stars Maria Latif, a mischievous and at times difficult orphan from Pakistan who is sent to Long Island to live with old friends of her parents. It’s a coming of age story about families, friendship and home.

Says Riazi of her work: “Told in a hybrid blend of prose and verse, it expands the original’s themes of healing after loss, the warmth and hope of found family and the joy of finding your place in the world – a place that allows you to bloom into your own bright and beautiful potential.