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Under the Same Stars

By Suzanne Fisher Staples

A young woman must choose between family, tradition and an unexpected love in this gripping novel set in Pakistan.

Shabanu, daughter of the windswept Cholistan desert, is the youngest of Rahim's four wives. Although her husband adores her, it is only in his rarely inhabited town house, away from the family home, that Shabanu and her daughter can escape the cruelty of the other wives. But there Shabanu falls dangerously in love with another man, and she must decide whether it is right to follow her heart.

  • Endorsed by Amnesty International UK as contributing to a better understanding of human rights and the values that underpin them.
  • The powerful sequel to Newbery Honor book Daughter of the Wind blends intrigue and excitement with an open look at Muslim culture and the issue of women's roles in traditional society.
  • Also includes a map, list of characters and glossary.

About the author

Suzanne Fisher Staples is a former United Press International news reporter who has worked in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. She is the award-winning author of many acclaimed books for young readers set in South Asia and the Middle East, including Daughter of the Wind and Under the Persimmon Tree, both of which are also endorsed by Amnesty International UK. She lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

ISBN: 9781406353570
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: April 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 352pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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