Sunday, May 11, 2008

The House of Djinn by Suzanne Fisher Staples

"A small, slender woman with dark eyes stood near the edge of the roof looking out over the walled city of Lahore and reimagined her life."

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LC CIP: An unexpected death brings Shabanu's daughter, Mumtaz, and nephew, Jameel, both aged fifteen, to the forefront of an attempt to modernize Pakistan, but the teens must both sacrifice their own dreams if they are to meet family and tribal expectations.

Publisher: Frances Foster Books/Farrar Straus Giroux; 207 pages

1 comment:

Jen said...

This book felt like a lot of work to me-- I wonder whether every book I read describes clothing as much, but I don't notice because I already understand what the clothing is and don't need to look it up or simply understand it in context-- but it was still a fascinating story. I may go back and read Shabanu now. AFTER I read the other mock titles for the year!