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The Bones of Grace


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Tahmima Anam's debut novel, A Golden Age, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and was winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. Her follow up, The Good Muslim, was shortlisted for the 2013 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. She has been published in the Guardian, the Financial Times, and is a Contributing Opinion Writer for The New York Times. In 2013, she was named one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists. Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, she now lives in London.


A tale of conflicted love . . . A superbly written, deeply moving modern love story * * Independent * *
One of the most impressive novelists of her generation * * The Times * *
Anam's prose is glowing and graceful * * Guardian * *
Exquisite ***** * * Daily Telegraph * *
Breathtaking . . . Zubaida's journey of self-discovery [has] a real sense of scale * * Sunday Herald * *
The Bones of Grace has at its heart not war but the shattering effects of conflicted love . . . Zubaida's choice between love and duty is reminiscent of Anna Karenina * * Financial Times * *
A novel of heart, brain, and muscle - the competing pulls of history and love are evoked here with a rare honesty, and great skill -- KAMILA SHAMSIE
Restrained and powerful * * Observer * *
Seemingly disparate stories slowly coming together one by one, until the moment a last piece clicks sweetly into place to give us the revelation of a perfect, satisfying whole * * Spectator * *
Expansive yet intimate, weighty yet incisively funny, The Bones of Grace is a powerful examination of what it means to live in a world of collapsing boundaries and conflicting values. Few people write about identity and culture with such elegance and intelligence as Tahmima Anam -- TASH AW, author of Five Star Billionaire
Absolutely beautiful -- GEORGE ALAGAIA
Fierce and intimate, lyrical and expansive. Tahmima Anam is a mesmerizer -- YIYUN LI

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