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Saffron dreams : a novel

Author: Shaila Abdullah
Publisher: Ann Arbor, MI : Modern History Press, 2009.
Series: Reflections of America series, bk. #5.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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From the darkest hour of American history emerges a mesmerizing tale of tender love, a life interrupted, and faith recovered. Arissa Illahi, a Muslim artist and writer, discovers in a single moment that no matter how carefully you map your life, it is life itself that chooses your destiny. After her husband's death in the collapse of the World Trade Center, the discovery of his manuscript marks Arissa's reconnection  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Abdullah, Shaila, 1971-
Saffron dreams.
Ann Arbor, MI : Modern History Press, 2009
(OCoLC)761392783
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaila Abdullah
ISBN: 9781932690729 1932690727 9781932690736 1932690735
OCLC Number: 243845228
Description: 232 p. ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Reflections of America series, bk. #5.
Responsibility: by Shaila Abdullah.

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From the darkest hour of American history emerges a mesmerizing tale of tender love, a life interrupted, and faith recovered. Arissa Illahi, a Muslim artist and writer, discovers in a single moment that no matter how carefully you map your life, it is life itself that chooses your destiny. After her husband's death in the collapse of the World Trade Center, the discovery of his manuscript marks Arissa's reconnection to life. Her unborn son and the unfinished novel fuse in her mind into one life-defining project that becomes, at once, the struggle for her emotional survival and the redemption of her race. Saffron Dreams is a novel about our ever evolving identities and the events and places that shape them. It reminds us that in the midst of tragedy, our dreams can become a lasting legacy.

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To Walk in Another's Shoes...

by JaimeHuff1 (WorldCat user published 2009-08-29) Excellent Permalink

Arissa Illahi is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, Pakistani, American, and Muslim. When the United States, and consequentially the world, was rocked by the horrific terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, Arissa's life is turned upside down....
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love, loss and the power of letting go

by AngelaReneeS (WorldCat user published 2009-08-28) Excellent Permalink

  Writer, Shaila Abdullah, takes you into the life of Arissa Illahi, a Muslim, born into the upper class struggling to find who she is. Abandoned by a mother,...
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Pakistani-American widowhood after 9/11

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Filled with hope, amazingly fresh and vibrant and satisfying

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Arissa Illahi, a Pakistani woman living in New York, has it all - a loving husband, the freedom to pursue the work she enjoys, good friends, understanding family...
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