Pieces of Yara Zgheib’s heart are scattered in the many places she’s lived and traveled in the world, but there’s also a steady stream of new hearts flocking to her as readers celebrate her smashing debut novel, The Girls at 17 Swann Street. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Yara and the breathtaking beauty of her writing and gut-wrenching book.
The protagonist, Anna Roux, battles anorexia nervosa – an eating disorder of epidemic proportions. As a Fulbright scholar with a doctorate in International Human Security from Georgetown University, Yara is poised to become one of the most creative and compelling voices of our time. With a second book coming in 2022 and a third proposal on the way, this is Yara’s story.