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    Totally original and utterly compelling, with a voice all of its own, this is the outstanding new thriller from the no.1 internationally bestselling author of The Silent Patient, Alex Michaelides.

    ?My favourite Alex Michaelides yet ? the undisputed master of the twist? Lucy Foley
    ?The king of all unreliable narrators, enough twists and turns to power two novels? David Baldacci
    ?You’ll think you know where it’s going and you couldn’t be more wrong? Linwood Barclay
    ?A very special book and highly recommended? Janice Hallett
    ?A masterclass in suspense? Steve Cavanagh
    ?A glorious triumph – just brilliant? Stephen Fry
    ?The best novel yet from Alex Michaelides? Sophie Hannah
    Even better than The Silent Patient? Alex Michaelides is a magician? JP Delaney
    ISBN: 9780241575543


    For as long as she can remember, Evangeline Fox has believed in happily ever after. Until she learns that the love of her life is about to marry another, and her dreams are shattered. Desperate to stop the wedding, and heal her wounded heart, Evangeline strikes a deal with the charismatic, but wicked, Prince of Hearts. In exchange for his help, he asks for three kisses, to be given at the time and place of his choosing. But after Evangeline’s first promised kiss, she learns that bargaining with an immortal is a dangerous game – and that the Prince of Hearts wants far more from her than she pledged. He has plans for Evangeline, plans that will either end in the greatest happily ever after, or the most exquisite tragedy…
    ISBN: 9781529380941
    Publisher: HODDER


    ‘A stunning debut novel – a noir-inspired thriller that weaves in politics, family ties, corruption and murder,
    while also being sharp about different kinds of power, particularly as it relates to women” Kamila Shamsie

    ‘A rich and deeply moving novel about confronting histories both personal and political . . . Marvellous’ Yaa Gyasi

    Pakistan, 1968. As riots erupt in the streets of Lahore, Inspector Faraz Ali returns to his birthplace, the red-light district in the walled inner city. Wrested from it as a child by his powerful father to be raised by a respectable family, Faraz has hidden his roots ever since. Now his father has sent him back: to cover up the murder of a young courtesan.

    It should be a simple task, but for once Faraz finds himself unable to obey orders – nor can he resist searching for the mother and sister he left behind. Chasing after answers that risk shattering his precariously constructed existence, Faraz is unaware that his sister also faces a return to the old city, and to the life she
    thought she had escaped.
    ISBN: 9781529356038
    Publisher: SCEPTRE
    Author: AAMINA AHMAD



    Traduttore, traditore: An act of translation is always an act of betrayal.

    Oxford, 1836.

    The city of dreaming spires.

    It is the centre of all knowledge and progress in the world.

    And at its centre is Babel, the Royal Institute of Translation. The tower from which all the power of the Empire flows.

    Orphaned in Canton and brought to England by a mysterious guardian, Babel seemed like paradise to Robin Swift.

    Until it became a prison?

    But can a student stand against an empire?

    An incendiary new novel from award-winning author R.F. Kuang about the power of language, the violence of colonialism, and the sacrifices of resistance. R.F. Kuang?s book ?Babel? was a New York Times bestseller w/c 11-09-2022.
    ISBN: 9780008501853
    Publisher: HARPER VOYAGER
    Author: R. F. KUANG


    A young kleptomaniac infuses thrill into her suffocating life by using her abaya to steal lipsticks and flash men. An office worker feels empowered through sex, shunning her inhibitions but not her hijab ? until she realizes that the real veil is drawn across her desires and not her body. A British-Asian Muslim girl finds herself drawn to the jihad in Syria, only to realize the real fight is inside her. A young Pakistani bride in the west asserts her identity through the hijab in her new and unfamiliar surroundings, leading to unexpected consequences.
    ISBN: 9789698729851
    Author: SABYN JAVERI


    In modern, beautiful Green City, gender selection, war and a virus outbreak have brought the ratio of men to women to alarmingly low levels. The government uses terror and technological surveillance to control its people, and women must take multiple husbands to have children as quickly as possible. Yet there are women who resist, women who live in an underground collective and refuse to be part of the system. Secretly protected by the highest echelons of power, they emerge only at night, to provide to the rich and elite of Green City a type of commodity that nobody can buy: intimacy without sex. As it turns out, not even the most influential men can shield them from discovery and the dangers of ruthless punishment. This dystopian novel from one of Pakistan?s most talented writers is a modern-day parable. It takes the patriarchal practices of female seclusion, gender selection and control over women?s bodies, and recasts them to imagine a world of terrifying postreligious authoritarianism.
    ISBN: 9789698729806
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS
    Subtitle: A NOVEL
    Author: BINA SHAH


    In 1897 in the princely state of Sherpur, Feroza Begum, beautiful and wilful, defies her family to attend the sawani celebrations at Nawab Shams Ali Khan’s Benazir Palace. Feroza is kidnapped and detained in the Nawab?s glittering harem, her husband is forced to divorce her, and her family disowns her. Reluctantly, Feroza marries the Nawab, and is compelled to negotiate the glamour and sordidness of the harem.

    In the bazaar chowk, Kallan Mirza, a skilled dastango, spins a hauntingly familiar tale of a despotic sorcerer, Tareek Jaan, and his grand illusory city, the Tilism-e-Azam, where women are confined in underground basements. As Kallan descends deeper into an opium addiction, the boundaries of fantasy and reality begin to blur.

    And in the present day, Ameera listens to Dadi narrating the tale of Feroza Begum, Ameera’s great-grandmother. Confined to her house because her parents haven?t paid her school fees, Ameera takes comfort from Dadi’s story. As her world disintegrates, she is compelled to ask herself if anything has changed for Sherpur’s women.
    ISBN: 9789698729622
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS


    Dozakhnama: Conversations in Hell is an extraordinary novel, a biography of Manto and Ghalib and a history of Indian culture rolled into one. Exhumed from dust, Manto’s unpublished novel surfaces in Lucknow. Is it real or is it a fake? In this dastan, Manto and Ghalib converse, entwining their lives in shared dreams. The result is an intellectual journey that takes us into the people and events that shape us as a culture. As one writer describes it, I discovered Rabisankar Bal like a torch in the darkness of the history of this subcontinent. This is the real story of two centuries of our own country. Rabisankar Bal’s audacious novel, told by reflections in a mirror and forged in the fires of hell, is both an oral tale and a shield against oblivion. An echo of distant screams. Inscribed by the devil’s quill, Dozakhnama is an outstanding performance of subterranean memory.
    ISBN: 9789698729387
    Publisher: VINTAGE


    If there’s something Pakistanis love more than December shaadis and desi food, it?s jinn stories. Jinnistan is a gripping collection of South Asian short horrors featuring paranormal entities in all shapes and forms- including the form of a loved one, perhaps your neighbor… even your child. So close the curtains, grab your chai and get ready to read spine-chilling tales based on true events.
    ISBN: 9789698729240
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS


    This might be the most important book you will read in your lifetime.

    Pakistan’s biggest booktuber, Shah Rukh Nadeem’s heart

    Readistan comes from the core of my heart. The book has been designed to ensure that readers enjoy the breathtaking wisdom that is embedded in its words. He has stood on the shoulders of giants to bring you a book which you will enjoy not only reading by your bedside in seclusion but also enjoy discussing its content with your friends, colleagues and family.

    Happy Reading!
    ISBN: 9786277626037
    Publisher: LIBERTY BOOKS


    In HIPPIE, his most autobiographical novel to date, Paulo Coelho takes us back in time to re-live the dream of a generation that longed for peace and dared to challenge the established social order – authoritarian politics, conservative modes of behavior, excessive consumerism, and an unbalanced concentration of wealth and power. Following the “three days of peace and music” at Woodstock, the 1969 gathering in Bethel, NY that would change the world forever, hippie paradises began to emerge all around the world. In the Dam Square in Amsterdam, long-haired young people wearing vibrant clothes and burning incense could be found meditating, playing music and discussing sexual liberation, the expansion of consciousness and the search for an inner truth. They were a generation refusing to live the robotic and unquestioning life that their parents had known. At this time, Paulo is a young, skinny Brazilian with a goatee and long, flowing hair who wants to become a writer. He sets off on a journey in search of freedom and a deeper meaning for his life: first, with a girlfriend, on the famous “Death Train to Bolivia,” then on to Peru and later hitchhiking through Chile and Argentina. His travels take him further, to the famous square in Amsterdam, where Paulo meets Karla, a Dutch woman also in her 20s. She convinces Paulo to join her on a trip to Nepal, aboard the Magic Bus that travels across Europe and Central Asia to Kathmandu. They embark on a journey in the company of fascinating fellow travelers, each of whom has a story to tell, and each of whom will undergo a transformation, changing their priorities and values, along the way. As they travel together, Paulo and Karla explore their own relationship, an awakening on every level that brings each of them to a choice and a decision that sets the course for their lives thereafter.
    ISBN: 9781786331595
    Publisher: HUTCHINSON
    Author: PAULO COELHO


    The narrator of The Zahr is a bestselling novelist who lives in Paris and enjoys all the privileges money and celebrity bring. His wife of ten years, Esther, is a war correspondent who has disappeared along with a friend, Mikhail, who may or may not be her lover.

    Was Esther kidnapped, murdered, or did she simply escape a marriage that left her unfulfilled? The narrator doesn?t have any answers, but he has plenty of questions of his own. Then one day Mikhail finds the narrator and promises to reunite him with his wife. In his attempt to recapture a lost love, the narrator discovers something unexpected about himself.

    A haunting and redemptive story about obsession, The Zahir explores its potential to fulfill our dreams, and to destroy them.

    ISBN: 9780060875350
    Publisher: HARPER
    Author: PAULO COELHO


    The new novel by the author of The Alchemist.

    Aleph marks a return to Paulo Coelho?s beginnings. In a frank and surprising personal story, one of the world?s most beloved authors embarks on a remarkable and transformative journey of self-discovery.

    Facing a grave crisis of faith, and seeking a path of spiritual renewal and growth, Paulo decides to start over: to travel, to experiment, to reconnect with people and the world. On this journey through Europe, Africa, and Asia, he will again meet Hilal?the woman he loved 500 years before?an encounter that will initiate a mystical voyage through time and space, through past and present, in search of himself.

    Aleph is an encounter with our fears and our sins; a search for love and forgiveness, and the courage to confront the inevitable challenges of life.
    ISBN: 9780007435838
    Publisher: HARPER
    Author: PAULO COELHO


    A new novel from Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist. A stranger arrives in the small mountain village. He carries with him a backpack containing a notebook and eleven gold bars. Burying these in the vicinity, the stranger strikes up a curious friendship with a young woman from the village – Miss Prym. His mission is to discover whether human beings are essentially good or evil. In this stunning new novel, Paulo Coelho’s unusual protagonist sets the town a moral challenge from which they may never recover. A fascinating meditation on the human soul, The Devil and Miss Prym illuminates the reality of good and evil within us all, and our uniquely human capacity to choose between them.
    ISBN: 9780007132867
    Publisher: HARPER
    Author: PANLO COELHO


    This is a modern-day adventure story featuring Paulo?s supernatural encounter with angels ? who appear as warrior women and travel through the Mojave desert on their motorbikes.

    Haunted by a devastating curse, Paulo is instructed by his mysterious spiritual master to embark upon a journey ? to find and speak to his guardian angel in an attempt to confront and overcome his dark past. The Valkyries is a compelling account of this forty day quest into the searing heat of the Mojave Desert, where Paulo and his wife, Chris, encounter the Valkyries ? warrior women who travel the desert on motorcycles, spreading the word of angels.

    This exotic spiritual odyssey is a rare combination of truth, myth, imagination and inspiration. Ultimately it is a story about being able to forgive our past and believe in our future.
    ISBN: 9780007214693
    Author: PAULO COELHO


    Published in over 100 countries, translated into 42 different languages, with over 21 million copies of his books sold internationally, Paulo Coelho can truly claim to be one of the most popular writers in the world. The Independent on Sunday has called him a ‘publishing phenomenon’. Paulo’s writing is a visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore. His stories are simple and direct, yet they have the power to change lives and inspire you with the courage to follow your dreams…His fifth novel, The Fifth Mountain, is set in the 9th century BC. Elijah is a young man struggling to maintain his sanity amidst a chaotic world of tyranny and war. Forced to flee his home, then choose between his newfound love and security and his overwhelming sense of duty, this is a moving and inspiring story about how we can transcend even the most terrible ordeals by keeping faith and love alive.
    ISBN: 9780722537510
    Author: PAULO COELHO


    A book titled The One Who Did Not Ask ? the English translation of Altaf Fatima?s Urdu novel Dastak Na Do by Rukhsana Ahmad ? was launched in a weekly session of Writers and Readers Caf? at the Arts Council on Thursday evening.

    Dr Tanveer Anjum, who moderated the event, introduced the author and guest speakers to the audience.

    She said Ms Ahmad was a novelist, short story writer and playwright. The first book that she read penned by her was The Hope Chest. And it was in 1993 that The One Who Did Not Ask was first published.

    Durdana Soomro was the first speaker at the launch who shed light on the quality of the translated work. She said it?s a smoothly translated book, very easy to read. ?It?s been translated effortlessly. Contrary to what people think, an effortless translation requires more hard work. It?s a simple story which has a female protagonist named Gaiti. She is a rebel. In the simplicity of the story there are a lot of themes, such as feminism and alienation. It focuses on family relationships with a big number of characters.?

    The author of the book, Rukhsana Ahmad said one of the reasons for translating the novel was that she found its female protagonist, Gaiti, quite interesting. ?She is a lively character. Her mother is repressive who wants to control the girls [in the family]. The other aspect of Altaf Fatima?s work was its readability. I found it unputdownable. She tells the story so beautifully and goes with its pace.

    ?Then it?s written in a philosophical style. There?s a Chinese character in the story and the protagonist thinks about why two civilisations (China and the subcontinent) are different. This was also what I found intriguing. I didn?t know anything about Lao-Tzu. I have a friend who introduced me to a lot of this stuff. Altaf Fatima has thought deeply about all these things. Apart from that, there?s a contrast between two sisters ? one is compliant and the other is rebellious.?

    Ms Ahmad said a critic while praising her translation complained about the plethora of characters (relatives) in the novel. English novels are so much about the individual, unlike their Urdu counterparts, she argued.

    Dr Omair Ahmed Khan said Dastak Na Do was published in 1965. One of the important works of Altaf Fatima is the translation of Harper Lee?s novel To Kill a Mocking Bird. There are traces (aasaar) of that novel in Dastak Na Do. She carried the same melancholic tone when she wrote her book. The translation as a previous speaker said is effortless. Altaf Fatima?s theme is based on Lao-Tzu?s famous philosophy that ?you don?t have to knock on doors to ask for good things?. While translating it, Ms Ahmad, rather than going for the literal meaning of the Urdu title, went for the philosophy.?
    ISBN: ZO1111
    Subtitle: (DASTAK NAA DO)
    Author: ALTAF FATIMA


    The principal character, Kamila, is the sole heir to the hereditary seat of a sufi saint located in a riverine area in the rural hinterland of Pakistan. Her liberal outlook and lifestyle are the outcomes of an urban upbringing and westernized academics. The final wish of her long-suffering mother that she observe familial duties by maintaining and upholding the centuries-old family shrine that has a subcontinental following, requires Kamila to marry the leading landowner of the region. The tensions and conflicts inherent in such a situation are the well-springs of the narrative which plays out against European, American and Pakistani backdrops.
    ISBN: 9789697161546


    An instant #1 USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestseller!

    In Big Shot, book 16 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and sports just don?t mix.

    After a disastrous field day competition at school, Greg decides that when it comes to his athletic career, he?s officially retired. But after his mom urges him to give sports one more chance, he reluctantly agrees to sign up for basketball.

    Tryouts are a mess, and Greg is sure he won?t make the cut. But he unexpectedly lands a spot on the worst team.

    As Greg and his new teammates start the season, their chances of winning even a single game look slim. But in sports, anything can happen. When everything is on the line and the ball is in Greg?s hands, will he rise to the occasion? Or will he blow his big shot?

    See the Wimpy Kid World in a whole new way with the help of Greg Heffley?s best friend in the instant #1 bestsellers Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson?s Journal, Rowley Jefferson?s Awesome Friendly Adventure and Rowley Jefferson?s Awesome Friendly Spooky Stories!
    ISBN: 9780241454145
    Publisher: PENGUIN
    Author: JAFF KINNEY


    A rich, magical new book on belonging and identity, love and trauma, nature and renewal, from the Booker shortlisted author of 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World.

    Two teenagers, a Greek Cypriot and a Turkish Cypriot, meet at a taverna on the island they both call home. In the taverna, hidden beneath garlands of garlic, chili peppers and creeping honeysuckle, Kostas and Defne grow in their forbidden love for each other. A fig tree stretches through a cavity in the roof, and this tree bears witness to their hushed, happy meetings and eventually, to their silent, surreptitious departures. The tree is there when war breaks out, when the capital is reduced to ashes and rubble, and when the teenagers vanish. Decades later, Kostas returns. He is a botanist looking for native species, but really, he?s searching for lost love.

    Years later a Ficus carica grows in the back garden of a house in London where Ada Kazantzakis lives. This tree is her only connection to an island she has never visited – her only connection to her family?s troubled history and her complex identity as she seeks to untangle years of secrets to find her place in the world.

    A moving, beautifully written and delicately constructed story of love, division, transcendence, history and eco-consciousness, The Island of Missing Trees is Elif Shafak?s best work yet.
    ISBN: 9780241434994
    Publisher: PENGUIN
    Author: ELIF SHAFAK