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8 books of Shamim Sarif

Film Tie-­In. Tala, a London-­based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-­found life, to the shock of her tradition-­loving parents. As Tala's wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself. Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London's West End, I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms. . . .

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A brilliantly executed,­romantic, sexy and heart-­warming page-­turner.­I Can't Think Straight is a novel that all readers and all critics,­regardless of sexuality,­would agree is the work of an amazingly talented writer --­Cherrygrrl.­comEach character in the story is wonderfully complex and endearing...­Sarif evokes an atmosphere so diverse and inviting, each page is something to be savored. Sarif's descriptions are beautifully crafted--­Cherrygrrl.­comDelicate, seductive and enthralling, they make I Can't Think Straight a sheer joy to read from start to finish.--­Cherrygrrl.­com Product DescriptionTala, a London-­based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. As Tala’s wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point . . .

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In 1950's South Africa, a free-­spirited café owner falls for a young wife and mother. Their unexpected attraction pushes them to question the cruel rules of a world that divides white from black and women from men, but a world that might just allow an unexpected love to survive.

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Tala, a London-­based Palestinian, is preparing for her elaborate Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship. But Tala is not ready to accept the implications of the choice her heart has made for her and escapes back to Jordan, while Leyla tries to move on with her new-­found life, to the shock of her tradition-­loving parents. As Tala's wedding day approaches, simmering tensions come to boiling point and the pressure mounts for Tala to be true to herself. Moving between the vast enclaves of Middle Eastern high society and the stunning backdrop of London's West End, I Can't Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms.

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Amman, Jordanien. Drei Hochzeiten hat die temperamentvolle Palästinenserin Tala, Tochter aus reichem Hause, bereits platzen lassen. Ihre Mutter, stets um den Ruf der Familie besorgt, schäumt vor Wut. Und Tala verspricht: Der vierte Versuch wird kl...

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“Sarif’s thrilling new novel makes me think of the ‘The English Patient’ and ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’. Like those books, it has at its core an unforgettable love story. Yet Sarif also understands the human cost exacted by totalitarian systems. And she knows that the worst betrayals are those committed by the ones we love. Her novel is immensely powerful – and deeply moving.­” Steve Yarbrough, author of The Oxygen Man.

The enthralling narrative of Shamim Sarif's powerful second novel moves between present day Boston and 1950s Moscow. After an early career amongst the political elite of Cold War Russia, Alexander Ivanov has built a successful business in the States. For forty years, he has buried the tragic memories surrounding his charismatic late wife, Katya - or so he believes. For into his life come two women - one who will open up the heart he has protected for so long; another who is determined to uncover what really happened to Katya so long ago. The novel's journey . . .

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Ein atemberaubend spannender, einfühlsam erzählter Roman um Liebe und Schuld, Freundschaft und Verrat. Boston, November 2000. Alexander Iwanow möchte sich zur Ruhe setzen und sein Catering-­Unternehmen an die kühl kalkulierende Businessfrau Meliss...

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