The Writing on My Forehead

The Writing on My Forehead

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From childhood, willful, intelligent Saira Qader broke the boundaries between her family's traditions and her desire for independence. A free-spirited and rebellious Muslim-American of Indo-Pakistani descent, she rejected the constricting notions of family, duty, obligation, and fate, choosing instead to become a journalist, the world her home. Five years later, tragedy strikes, throwing Saira's life into turmoil. Now the woman who chased the world to uncover the details of other lives must confront the truths of her own. In need of understanding, she looks to the stories of those who came before--her grandparents, a beloved aunt, her mother and father. As Saira discovers the hope, pain, joy, and passion that defined their lives, she begins to face what she never wanted to admit--that choice is not always our own, and that faith is not just an intellectual preference.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 30mm | 498.95g
  • Harperluxe
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0061719900
  • 9780061719905
  • 2,081,629

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"Grab a cup of chai (tea), and curl up in a big chair to read; time will fly and you'll want to refill your cup before you even think about putting this book down. (The story) will stay with you for a long while."--Wichita Falls, TX, Times Record News
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1,812 ratings
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4 40% (725)
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2 6% (105)
1 1% (24)
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