Home Fire

Home Fire

The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneek...

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Title:Home Fire
Author:Kamila Shamsie
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Edition Language:English

Home Fire Reviews

  • Hugh
    When the Booker longlist was announced, this was one of the books that most interested me, because I really enjoyed Shamsie's previous two novels (A God in Every Stone and Burnt Shadows). I was a little nervous when I read that this is a modern retelling of Antigone, because my knowledge of the clas...
  • Adina
    Just announced as the winner of Women's Prize for Fiction. So happy the novel finally got the recognition it deserves.4.5* rounded up. Home Fire is the candidate I support to win the Booker Prize. Well, I only read 4 nominees until now so it is not a definite opinion. However, it is highly unlikely ...
  • Elyse Walters
    Update ... WINNER for the women’s prize of fiction for 2018!!!!!SHORT LISTED FOR THE WOMAN’S PRIZE FOR FICTIONLONG LISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZEWOW!!!!!Personal and political life merges together in the most heartbreaking of ways when a man loves a woman whose family is connected to a Mu...
  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    I went looking for a review copy of this when it was included on the Man Booker Prize Long list, and was approved for one by the publisher through Edelweiss.This is a book that kept morphing as I read it and discussed it, and it ended up in a place far removed from my expectations at the beginning. ...
  • Diane S ☔
    There are so many timely subjects right now, world concerns and threats, and authors have responded in kind. This novel features two Muslim families in Britain, two families that have very different opinions on family and how to show or display their Muslim beliefs. It moves the themes in Sophocles,...
  • Larry H
    Ever since their mother and grandmother died within the period of a year, Isma has cared for her younger twin siblings, Aneeka and Parvaiz. Their well-being has always been her first concern, even if it meant sacrificing her own dreams and ambitions. But now that the twins have turned 18, Isma is fi...
  • Hannah Greendale
    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. ...
  • Maxwell
    I don't give 1-star reviews very often because I feel like I don't read a lot of books I would label as 'bad.' And this book, even, isn't 'bad' in my eyes. But when I think about things I enjoyed regarding this novel, there's pretty much nothing redeemable for me. The characters were flat, the plot ...

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