Literary Fiction Spotlight (9/14/22)

Today’s literary fiction spotlight brings us female friendship and queer love in a Muslim-American community, and the story of a Hindu performer and a Muslim calligrapher falling in love during Partition.

ROSES, IN THE MOUTH OF A LION BY BUSHRA REHMAN

Available for download on Edelweiss here.

“Bushra Rehman’s novel, ROSES, IN THE MOUTH OF A LION, is a love song: to a community—Pakistani Americans; to a time—the 1980s; and to a place—the Corona neighborhood of Queens, N.Y.”–Publishers Weekly

THE BOOK OF EVERLASTING THINGS BY AANCHAL MALHOTRA

Available for download on Edelweiss here.

“In THE BOOK OF EVERLASTING THINGS, a debut from Delhi-based oral historian Malhotra, two lovers—perfumer’s apprentice Samir, who is Hindu, and calligrapher’s apprentice Firdaus, who is Muslim—are violently torn apart during India’s Partition in 1947.”–Library Journal Pre-Pub Alert

ROSES, IN THE MOUTH OF A LION by Bushra Rehman; 9781250834782; 12/6/22.
THE BOOK OF EVERLASTING THINGS by Aanchal Malhotra; 9781250802026; 12/27/22.

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