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Farooki, Roopa

Works: 15 works in 147 publications in 8 languages and 5,253 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 )
29 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,362 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 superficialties binding her loved ones
Half life by Roopa Farooki( Book )
22 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 838 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 )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and French and held by 215 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
Bitter sweets by Roopa Farooki( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 164 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
The way things look to me by Roopa Farooki( file )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 98 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
La scuola del dolce inganno by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in Italian and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Zoals ik het zie by Roopa Farooki( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Een jongeman combineert de zorg voor zijn autistische zusje met het vinden van zijn eigen draai in het leven
Bitter sweets by Roopa Farooki( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Dulciuri amare by Roopa Farooki( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Romanian 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 0 libraries 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
Alternative Names
Farooki, Roopa 1974-
Roopa Farooki British writer
Roopa Farooki Brits schrijfster
Roopa Farooki escritora británica
English (53)
French (8)
German (6)
Spanish (5)
Dutch (4)
Romanian (1)
Italian (1)
Czech (1)
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