Salt and Saffron by Kamila Shamsie

Salt and Saffron

Kamila Shamsie

Family scandals, romance, history and a mystery to solve, this book has it all. You immediately get caught up in the history of the Dard-e-Dil family and feel for Aliya as she tries to reconcile her life with her obvious love for her family and it's traditions and secrets.

Extract

What would my grandmother say if she knew I'd been hugging strange men in airports...He knew all my family stories - all, except the most important one - and I didn't even know his name. I moved towards him, then felt absurd and walked away.

Parallels
  • Love and Longing in Bombay by Vikram Chandra
  • Difficult Daughters by Manju Kapur