National Press Club

RSVPs for Oct. 17 Books & Brunch Due Thursday

October 12, 2009 | By Myron Belkind |

Maniza Naqvi will discuss her fourth novel, "A Matter of Detail," at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

RSVP by Oct.15 to Rachel Belkind at or Sean Reilly at

Naqvi has donated copies of the book to the NPC; to obtain a copy email .

The novel is about a Pakistani family that began with an eloping couple ­a Jewish woman with a Muslim man, who later also married the Muslim woman to whom his family had engaged him. The educated children of this family live upper middle class lives, mostly in New York, but also in Karachi.

Naqvi describes three cultures: Karachi in the 1950s and now as well as present-day New York. Naqvi, a senior social protection specialist for the World Bank, divides her time between Washington, D.C., and World Bank project work in Bosnia.