Anam, Tahmima

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The Startup Wife

Drawing on aspects of the author’s life, this tech-oriented novel offers readers a glimpse of the challenges of creating and running a startup. Anam brings the issue of gender equality in work and relationships to the forefront of the narrative. With a mention of the current pandemic woven into the story, Anam’s modern tale has plenty of talking points that will make it a good selection for book groups.


The Bones of Grace

An engrossing tale set in an unfamiliar landscape that is both a love story and a glimpse into the lives of people living and working in the most unfortunate circumstances. Recommended for most readers. [See Prepub Alert, 11/30/15.]

The Good Muslim

While the dramatic conclusion feels somewhat frenetic and out of pace with the rest of the novel, Anam has a gift for tackling complex issues both personal and political. Recommended for fans of the author as well as of, e.g., Kiran Desai and Anita Desai. [See Prepub Alert, 1/31/11.]—Evelyn Beck, Piedmont Technical Coll., Greenwood, SC

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