House of Glass Hearts

House of Glass Hearts

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Maera and her ammi never talk about the Past, a place where they've banished their family's heartache and grief forever. They especially never mention the night Maera's older brother Asad disappeared from her naana's house in Karachi ten years ago. But when her grandfather dies and his derelict greenhouse appears in her backyard from thousands of miles away, Maera is forced to confront the horrors of her grandfather's past. To find out what happened to her brother, she must face the keepers of her family's secrets-the monsters that live inside her grandfather's mysterious house of glass.




Seamlessly blending history with myth, HOUSE OF GLASS HEARTS follows a Pakistani-American teen's ruthless quest to find her missing sibling, even if the truth would reveal her grandfather's devastating secret and tear her family apart. In a narrative that switches between colonial India and present-day America, this ambitious debut explores how the horrors of the past continue to shape the lives of South Asians around the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 16mm | 358g
  • English
  • 1949528774
  • 9781949528770
  • 1,011,893

Review quote

A genre-bending debut that highlights the intergenerational echoes of pivotal historical events.--Kirkus Reviews




In this moving tale of broken nations, families, friendships, and hearts, Leila Siddiqui shines light on the hidden past of post-WWII India and Pakistan. Rich with magic, mythology, and hope, the dual timelines of this story allow love to transcend time, mending and healing a family ravaged by a tragic past.--Lindsay K. Bandy, author of Nemesis and the Swan




Leila Siddiqui is utterly captivating in her debut, House of Glass Hearts, a lush and intricate tale weaving colonial India with the life of a present-day Pakistani-American teen. This vibrant story will ensnare you with its twists and turns as our heroine bravely fights for those she loves. There are haunting secrets dredged from the past and monsters that lurk within its very folds. I have no doubt this spellbinding story will lure you deep into India's magic and myth-and steal your heart along the way.--Christina Farley, author of the Gilded series
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111 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 22% (24)
4 29% (32)
3 37% (41)
2 8% (9)
1 5% (5)
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