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15 Beautiful Shots of ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

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Longlisted for the 2017 Man Booker Prize, Kamila Shamsie‘s novel Home Fire is the riveting story of three Muslim Pakistani siblings scattered across the globe. Isma is studying at Amherst College in Massachusetts; Aneeka is living in London; her twin brother Parvaiz is recruited by ISIS in Syria. Things become even more complicated when Aneeka strikes up an affair with Eamonn Lone, the son of Britain’s new home secretary (who is also Muslim). Can Eamonn’s political power help bring Parvaiz home? Aneeka hatches a plan, but there’s no way around it—her mission to save her twin will have serious consequences for both families.

“Home Fire” builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century. — Dwight Garner for The New York Times

To find out what happens you’ll have to read the book — but in the meantime, check out our favorite pictures of Home Fire‘s vibrant cover.
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“what was this? not grief. grief she knew. grief was the stepsibling they’d grown up with, unwanted and inevitable. grief the amniotic fluid of their lives. grief she could look in the eyes while her twin stared over its shoulder and told her of the world that lay beyond. grief changed its shape to fit your contours — enveloping you as a second skin you eventually learned to slip into and resume your life. grief was the deal god struck with the angel of death, who wanted an unpassable river to separate the living from the dead; grief the bridge that would allow the dead to flit among the living, their footsteps overhead, their laughter around the corner, their posture recognizable in the bodies of strangers you would follow down the street, willing them never to turn around. grief was what you owed the dead for the necessary crime of living on without them.” (197) + posted something new last night, including a little bit about HOME FIRE (and nicole krauss and barzini’s THINGS THAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE EARTHQUAKE) and including a lot about “orange is the new black” and the deeper insidiousness of -isms masked by genteelity and niceness and concern. #linkinbio or thetoiletpapers.com, thanks as always for reading! . (heh, between this, a post on FOREST DARK tomorrow, a week of daily posts for #nspw17 starting sunday, and my brooklyn trip next weekend, september will be very busy, content-wise. look forward or dread or ignore as you will.) + #kamilashamsie #homefire #riverheadbooks #reading #bookstagram #bookcover #design #readdiversebooks #quote #grief #mcsweeneys #blogging #oitnb #vscocam

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Let’s face it, this one was a cover buy, how could you not! Don’t like colour? The Bloomsbury edition is just as gorgeous. A contemporary retelling of Antigone, to which I am none the wiser — I had hoped to get my hands on a copy of it before I picked up this one but alas, the man booker waits for no-one. 📖 «I’m driving at the fact that habits of secrecy are damaging things,» Hira said in her most professional voice. «And they underestimate other people’s willingness to accept the complicated truths of your life.» 📖 Isma raised her siblings after their mother and grandmother died — their father you will learn about in time. The novel opens with Isma who has decided to return to the US to begin her masters, Aneeka, still in London & Parvaiz… ? In America, Isma meets Eamonn and so our story is born. 📖 «What would you stop at to help the people you love most? Well, you obviously don’t love anyone very much if your love is contingent on them always staying the same.» 📖 Simple and lucid but well worth your time. Shasmie creates characters alive and human — I lived in a bubble as I finished this one in two sittings. Recommend if you have enjoyed Exit West, The Mothers, Stay With Me…. think it'll be shortlisted?! I hope so!! ➡ check out the link in my bio for a fuller review & my #manbookerprize predictions post! 🎉🎉 . . #HomeFire #kamilashamsie #books#bookreview #readersofig #booknerds #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #manbookerlonglist #bookpic #booksofig #bookstagramfeature #bookworm #bookblogger #bookobsessed #readwomen #diversereads #ilovereading #readingismagic #sobookinggood #bookporn #bookfeaturepage #linkinbio #flatlay #bookishflatlay #bookishfeatures #thefinchbook

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Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie (4/5⭐️) This book follows a British Muslim family across the world as they deal with love, heartbreak, and their family splitting apart. I was totally engrossed by this story. I found the characters to be very relatable and well written–each gets their own section of the book to tell parts of the story through their eyes. I would definitely recommend it to fans of Exit West or any immigrant story. #homefire #kamilashamsie #books #bookish #bookreview #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookrecommendation

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in the 4 pm Home *stretch* until the weekend!!! 🏙🚕🗽⛲️|| 📷: @nycbookgirl #bita #booksintheair #lincolncenter #homefire "Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?"

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Tea time ☕️and reading time 📚While it feels like the rest of the US is watching football, I'll be camped out right here 👌🏼

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Devouring this moving and shattering work of fiction. What are your #weekendreads? 👇🏼

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These were some of my favorite pics of Home Fire!

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