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You don’t know you’re a misfit until you are marked as an outcast.
From the darkest hour of American history emerges a mesmerizing tale of tender love, a life interrupted, and faith recovered. Arissa Illahi, a Muslim artist and writer, discovers in a single moment that no matter how carefully you map your life, it is life itself that chooses your destiny. After her husband’s death in the collapse of the World Trade Center, the discovery of his manuscript marks Arissa’s reconnection to life. Her unborn son and the unfinished novel fuse in her mind into one life-defining project that becomes, at once, the struggle for her emotional survival and the redemption of her race. Saffron Dreams is a novel about our ever evolving identities and the events and places that shape them. It reminds us that in the midst of tragedy, our dreams can become a lasting legacy.
You can read more about the book here at the authors site.
If you follow my blog you already know that my mom is my book reader. She loves helping me out is this department of reviewing. Without her help I wouldn’t be able to bring you all the Reviews & Giveaways. So to no further ado here is my mother’s review.
In this book, a woman from Pakistan must regain her life after the Twin Towers were destroyed in 2001. She lost her Pakistani husband in this tragic event and she was pregnant. This book is fiction. The writer tries to put the reader in touch with the character and her inner feelings. However, I felt a little disjointed reading this.
The writer tries to draw the reader into the assumed stereotyping and Muslim bashing which came into view after this tragic event. It did not work for me. I enjoyed reading this book, however I cannot say it enlightened me.
The whole book is 232 pages, a quick read really. We all have our own personal views after this event and this book just did not connect for me. I took it for what it is, fiction.