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  • BEST OF FRIENDS

    A profound novel about friendship. I loved it to pieces MADELINE MILLER A shining tour de force ALI SMITH, Guardian Summer Reading CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL AND FINANCIAL TIMES A dazzling new novel of friendship, identity and the unknowability of other people – from the international bestselling author of Home Fire, winner of the Women s Prize for Fiction Sometimes it was as though the forty years of friendship between them was just a lesson in the unknowability of other people. Maryam and Zahra. In 1988 Karachi, two fourteen-year-old girls are a decade into their friendship, sharing in-jokes, secrets and a love for George Michael. As Pakistan s dictatorship falls and a woman comes to power, the world suddenly seems full of possibilities. Elated by the change in the air, they make a snap decision at a party. That night, everything goes wrong, and the two girls are powerless to change the outcome. Zahra and Maryam. In present-day London, two influential women remain bound together by loyalties, disloyalties, and the memory of that night, which echoes through the present in unexpected ways. Now both have power; and both have very different ideas of how to wield it. Their friendship has always felt unbreakable; can it be undone by one decision? A new Kamila Shamsie novel is always worth celebrating, but Best of Friends is something else: an epic story that explores the ties of childhood friendship, the possibility of escape, the way the political world intrudes into the personal, all through the lens of two sharply drawn protagonists Observer, Books of the Year 2022
    ISBN: 9781526647719
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
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    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • BEST OF FRIENDS

    A profound novel about friendship. I loved it to pieces MADELINE MILLER A shining tour de force ALI SMITH, Guardian Summer Reading CHOSEN AS A BOOK OF 2022 BY THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, DAILY MAIL AND FINANCIAL TIMES A dazzling new novel of friendship, identity and the unknowability of other people – from the international bestselling author of Home Fire, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction Sometimes it was as though the forty years of friendship between them was just a lesson in the unknowability of other people. Maryam and Zahra. In 1988 Karachi, two fourteen-year-old girls are a decade into their friendship, sharing in-jokes, secrets and a love for George Michael. As Pakistan s dictatorship falls and a woman comes to power, the world suddenly seems full of possibilities. Elated by the change in the air, they make a snap decision at a party. That night, everything goes wrong, and the two girls are powerless to change the outcome. Zahra and Maryam. In present-day London, two influential women remain bound together by loyalties, disloyalties, and the memory of that night, which echoes through the present in unexpected ways. Now both have power; and both have very different ideas of how to wield it. Their friendship has always felt unbreakable; can it be undone by one decision? A new Kamila Shamsie novel is always worth celebrating, but Best of Friends is something else: an epic story that explores the ties of childhood friendship, the possibility of escape, the way the political world intrudes into the personal, all through the lens of two sharply drawn protagonists Observer, Books of the Year 2022.

    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

    ISBN: 9781526647696
    ISBN: 9781526647696
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
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    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • SALT AND SAFFRON

    The Dard-e-Dils are characterised by their prominent clavicles and love of stories. Aliya may not have inherited her family’s patrician looks, but she is prey to their legends that stretch back to the days of Timur Lang. There is a sting to most of these tales, for the Dard-e-Dils consider themselves cursed by their ‘not-quite’ twins. Amidst her growing attraction to a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, Aliya begins to believe that she is another ‘not-quite’ twin, linked to her scandalous aunt Mariam in a way that hardly bodes well.

    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

    ISBN: 9781526607805
    ISBN: 9781526607805
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
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    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • IN THE CITY BY THE SEA

    Author: Kamila Shamsie

    ISBN: 9781526607836
    ISBN: 9781526607836
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • BURNT SHADOW

    August 9th, 1945, Nagasaki. Hiroko Tanaka steps out onto her veranda, taking in the view of the terraced slopes leading up to the sky. She is twenty-one and on the verge of marrying Konrad Weiss. In a split second, the world turns whiteIn the numbing aftermath of a bomb that obliterates everything she has known, all that remains are the bird-shaped burns on her back, an indelible reminder of the world she has lost.

    In search of new beginnings, Hiroko travels to Delhi to find Konrad’s relatives and falls in love with their employee, Sajjad Ashraf. As the years unravel, new homes replace those left behind and old wars are seamlessly usurped by new conflicts. But the shadows of history – personal, political – are cast over the entwined worlds of different families as they are transported from Pakistan to New York, and in the novel’s astonishing climax, to Afghanistan in the immediate wake of 9/11.
    ISBN: 9781526607829
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
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    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • A GOD IN EVERY STONE

    Summer, 1914. Young Englishwoman Vivian Rose Spencer is in an ancient land, about to discover the Temple of Zeus, the call of adventure, and love. Thousands of miles away a twenty-year-old Pathan, Qayyum Gul, is learning about brotherhood and loyalty in the British Indian army. Summer, 1915. Viv has been separated from the man she loves; Qayyum has lost an eye at Ypres. They meet on a train to Peshawar, unaware that a connection is about to be forged between their lives ? one that will reveal itself fifteen years later when anti-colonial resistance, an ancient artefact and a mysterious woman will bring them together again
    ISBN: 9781526607782
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • HOME FIRE

    WINNER OF THE WOMEN’S PRIZE FOR FICTION
    WINNER OF THE LONDON HELLENIC PRIZE

    A BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, TELEGRAPH, NEW STATESMAN, EVENING STAND AND AND NEW YORK TIMES

    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

    ISBN: 9781408886793
    ISBN: 9781408886793
    Publisher: BLOOMBERG
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    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • KARTOGRAPHY

    Shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize By the acclaimed winner of the Women s Prize for Fiction 2018 Soul mates from birth, Karim and Raheen finish one another s sentences, speak in anagrams and lie spine to spine. They are irrevocably bound to one another and to Karachi, Pakistan. It beats in their hearts – violent, polluted, corrupt, vibrant, brave and ultimately, home. As the years go by they let a barrier of silence build between them until, finally, they are brought together during a dry summer of strikes and ethnic violence and their relationship is poised between strained friendship and fated love.
    ISBN: 9781526607812
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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  • BROKEN VERSES

    Fourteen years ago Aasmaani’s mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to believe she is dead and still dreams of her glorious return. Now grown up and living in Karachi, Aasmaani receives what could be the longed-for proof that her mother is still alive. As she comes closer to the truth she is also irresistibly drawn to Ed, her ally and sparring partner, and the only person who can understand the profound hurt – and the profound love – that drives her.
    ISBN: 9781526607799
    Publisher: BLOOMSBURY
    Subtitle:
    Author: KAMILA SHAMSIE

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