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  • Published: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780307977892
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Mss Mkt
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

Haveli


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The world of Newbery Honor Book Shabanu is vividly re-created in this novel of a young Pakistani woman's heartbreaking struggle against the tyranny of custom and ancient law. Shabanu, now a mother at 18, faces daily challenges to her position in her husband's household, even as she plans for her young daughter's education and uncertain future. Then, during a visit to the haveli, their home in the city of Lahore, Shabanu falls in love with Omar, in spite of traditions that forbid their union.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2012
  • ISBN: 9780307977892
  • Imprint: RH USA Kids Mss Mkt
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $16.99

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Praise for Haveli

““Again, Staples imbues Shabanu and her beautiful, brutally repressive world with a splendid reality that transcends the words on the page. Admirers of the intelligent and courageous Shabanu will thirst for more.”—Starred, Kirkus Reviews “Engrossing . . . a swiftly moving adventure story, set in modern Pakistan.”—School Library Journal, Starred“Staples brews a potent mix here. . . . Haveli will hold readers with rapt attention.”—Booklist, Starred“Staples’s portrayal of Pakistan is remarkably even-handed: she acknowledges the society’s inequities while celebrating its beauty and warmth. Intoxicating.”—Publishers Weekly, StarredFrom the Paperback edition.”


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