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Farooki, Roopa

Overview
Works: 21 works in 130 publications in 7 languages and 6,039 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6106.A765, 823.92
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Publications about Roopa Farooki
Publications by Roopa Farooki
Most widely held works by Roopa Farooki
Bitter sweets by Roopa Farooki( Book )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,697 libraries worldwide
Follows the machinations of a Bangladeshi-Pakistani family whose penchant for telling lies shapes the destinies of every member, from Henna, who lies her way into a marriage to a wealthy romantic, to her daughter Shona, who struggles with the superficial ties binding her loved ones
Corner shop by Roopa Farooki( Book )
19 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,118 libraries worldwide
Delphine Khanum fantasizes about rekindling her relationship with her father-in-law Zaki, whom she loved long before she met and married his son. But as she discovers in this richly layered, multi-generational tale, the closer one's dreams become, the more risk there is of losing sight of what really matters
The way things look to me by Roopa Farooki( Book )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and Dutch and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
The Murphy family has never tried to be different; they just are. When Yasmin, the youngest sibling, was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, her older siblings learned to adapt to less attention and more responsibility, to a sister with "special abilities" that no one, not even they, could ever truly understand. Since the deaths of their parents, the three siblings have become adults in their unique, tragic ways. When the unthinkable happens, threatening the Murphy siblings' delicate balance, and sweeping in the chaos they've spent their lives holding at bay, will they stand together or fall apart?
Half life by Roopa Farooki( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
Abandoning her privileged life in England and husband of less than a year, Aruna Ahmed returns to her native Singapore, where she remembers the death of her father, her failed relationship with her best friend, and a complicated psychological diagnosis she has tried to ignore
The flying man by Roopa Farooki( Book )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
Meet Maqil - also known as Mike, Mehmet, Mikhail and Miguel - a chancer and charlatan. A criminally clever man who tells a good tale, trading on his charm and good looks, reinventing himself with a new identity and nationality in each successive country he makes his home, abandoning wives and children and careers in the process
Corner shop by Roopa Farooki( file )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Delphine Khanum fantasizes about rekindling her relationship with her father-in-law Zaki, whom she loved long before she met and married his son. But as she discovers in this richly layered, multi-generational tale, the closer one's dreams become, the more risk there is of losing sight of what really matters
Bitter sweets by Roopa Farooki( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
In 1950s Bengal, Henna Rub, a precocious, wayward teenager, brings off a brilliant marriage to a wealthy romantic, Ricky Karim, trapping him with a web of lies that she has spun with her wheeler-dealer father. And so on his wedding night, believing himself married to an educated, sonnet-reading, tennis-playing soul mate, Ricky is horrified to discover that his new bride is in fact a lazy, illiterate, shopkeeper's daughter. As Ricky and Henna uneasily tolerate their loveless marriage, the way is paved for a future of double-lives and complicit deception - an unspoken family tradition that is inherited by their daughter Shona. But two decades later, with her own children grown, it is Shona who is forced to discover unpalatable truths about her loved ones
Half life by Roopa Farooki( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Abandoning her privileged life in England and husband of less than a year, Aruna Ahmed returns to her native Singapore, where she remembers the death of her father, her failed relationship with her best friend, and a complicated psychological diagnosis she has tried to ignore
The good children by Roopa Farooki( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
Leaving home is one thing. Surviving is another. 1940s Lahore, the Punjab. Two brothers and their two younger sisters are brought up to be 'good children', who do what they're told. Beaten and browbeaten by their manipulative mother, to study, honour and obey. Sully, damaged and brilliant, Jakie, irreverent and passionate. Cynical Mae and soft-hearted Lana, outshone and too easily dismissed. The boys escape their repressive home to study medicine abroad, abandoning their sisters to their mother and marriages. Sully falls in love with an unsuitable Indian girl in the States; Jakie with an unsuitable white man in London. Their sisters in Pakistan refuse to remain trophy wives, and disgrace the family while they strike out to build their own lives. As they raise their own families, and return to bury the dead, Sully and Jakie, Mae and Lana, face the consequences of their decisions, and learn that leaving home doesn't mean it will ever leave them
The way things look to me by Roopa Farooki( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
At 23, Asif is forced to look after his little sister, Yasmin. He leads a frustrating life, ruled by her exacting need for routine. Everyone tells Asif that he's a good boy, but he isn't so sure. Yasmin is special, she sees music in colour and remembers so much that sometimes her head hurts and she also has a devastating plan
Als ich lernte zu fliegen Roman by Roopa Farooki( file )
4 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Hauptbeschreibung Yasmin weiß, dass sie besonders ist. Sie sieht Musik in Farben und braucht feste Tagesabläufe. Sie hat Asperger, eine Form von Autismus. Was sie nicht weiß: Wie sehr ihre Geschwister sie lieben - aber auch unter ihrer Krankheit leiden. Und dann fasst sie einen verheerenden Plan
Die Reise der Nachtigall Roman by Roopa Farooki( file )
4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Hauptbeschreibung Ein paar einfache Worte in einem Buch bewegen Aruna eines Tages dazu, ihr Londoner Leben mit ihrem charmanten Mann Patrick hinter sich zu lassen und in den nächsten Flieger nach Singapur zu steigen. Denn dort, in ihrer alten Heimat, warten noch ungelöste Fragen auf Aruna - und die große Liebe ihres Lebens, die sie nie vergessen konnte -
La petite boutique des rêves : roman by Roopa Farooki( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Lucky est un jeune garçon de quatorze ans qui rêve de faire gagner la coupe du monde de foot à son équipe. Son père Jinan, d'origine bangladaise, est un brillant avocat. Sa mère Delphine est française. Après une belle carrière dans le marketing, elle vit dans une aisance que toutes ses amies lui envient mais qu'elle trouve terne. Son plus grand malheur serait-il d'avoir réalisé ses rêves trop tôt ? Delphine n'oublie-t-elle pas un peu vite Zaki, son truculent beau-père, qu'elle a connu bien avant Jinan et avec lequel la vie se parait des feux de la passion ? Zaki, le joueur, l'ours tendre, qui tient au coin d'une rue la petite boutique où Lucky vient se réfugier avec ses rêves
La scuola del dolce inganno by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Le temps des vrais bonheurs : roman by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Le choix de Goldie roman by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Les choses comme je les vois : roman by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Kardamom und Honig Roman by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
Unerwartete Hilfe durch Schluckauf Roman by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in German and held by 1 library worldwide
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Roopa Farooki( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Yasmin is special. An autistic teenager with high-performing Aspergers, she has near magical abilities with regard to memory and mathematics but little understanding of how she has affected her older brother and sister, who suffered from emotional neglect as they were never given the time or attention that they also needed. Lila has been competing for attention against her damaged, special little sister for almost as long as she can remember. She attributes almost every bad thing in her life to her sister's existence: her debilitating stress-related eczema, her failing career, and her string of emotionally stunted relationships. Then she finally meets someone who can help her understand that many of her problems, however unpleasant they are, are only skin deep. Asif, older and therefore, supposedly, wiser than his younger sisters is forced to take responsibility for Yasmin when their mother passes away. He can't help thinking, with agonies of guilt, how much easier life would be if she had never been born. He wishes that he was special and gifted like Yasmin, he wishes that he was outrageous and alive like Lila-- he wishes he was loved. This is a touching, humorous story of three siblings trying to reconcile with life, their dreams and each other
 
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Languages
English (94)
German (14)
Dutch (7)
French (6)
Spanish (6)
Italian (1)
Czech (1)
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