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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
McIntosh Public Library Y AHM (Text) 33500013241476 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library Y AHM (Text) 33500013241484 New Checked out 10/05/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781616959890
  • ISBN: 1616959894
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Soho Teen, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
In Paris, seventeen-year-old Khayyam, a part-Indian, part-French Muslim American, is at a crossroads when a chance encounter plunges her into research about Leila, a girl much like Khayyam who inspired Eugène Delacroix.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14. Soho Teen.
Grades 10-12. Soho Teen.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    On her annual getaway to Paris with her parents, Khayyam is mulling over uncertainties awaiting her back in Chicago: an ex-boyfriend who's sending mixed signals, and a humiliating rejection letter from her dream college, thanks to an essay about an art-world obscurity that has since been debunked. Luckily, a chance encounter with a descendant of Alexandre Dumas and their mystifying connection to the legacy of Leila, a nineteenth-century Muslim woman, might allow Khayyam to redeem herself. Alternating between Khayyam's and Leila's perspectives, Ahmed (Internment, 2019) pulls readers into a picturesque Parisian setting that brings the mellifluous language and customs to life, which makes a perfect backdrop for an art mystery entwining seminal artists and writers, along with the woman linking them all. While Khayyam's narrative sometimes relinquishes the plot to play second fiddle to her romantic vexations, the chapters following Leila's story are alluring and captivating. With a determination to give voice to a woman whose story has been erased from the pages of history, Ahmed offers yet another well-wrought and dynamic novel. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    On her annual getaway to Paris with her parents, Khayyam is mulling over uncertainties awaiting her back in Chicago: an ex-boyfriend who's sending mixed signals, and a humiliating rejection letter from her dream college, thanks to an essay about an art-world obscurity that has since been debunked. Luckily, a chance encounter with a descendant of Alexandre Dumas and their mystifying connection to the legacy of Leila, a nineteenth-century Muslim woman, might allow Khayyam to redeem herself. Alternating between Khayyam's and Leila's perspectives, Ahmed (Internment, 2019) pulls readers into a picturesque Parisian setting that brings the mellifluous language and customs to life, which makes a perfect backdrop for an art mystery entwining seminal artists and writers, along with the woman linking them all. While Khayyam's narrative sometimes relinquishes the plot to play second fiddle to her romantic vexations, the chapters following Leila's story are alluring and captivating. With a determination to give voice to a woman whose story has been erased from the pages of history, Ahmed offers yet another well-wrought and dynamic novel. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Samira Ahmed was born in Bombay, India, and grew up in a small town in Illinois in a house that smelled like fried onions, cardamom, and potpourri. A graduate of the University of Chicago, she&;s lived in Vermont, Chicago, New York City, and Kauai, where she spent a year searching for the perfect mango. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @sam_aye_ahm.

Subject: Art > History > Juvenile fiction.
Art > History > Fiction.
Muslims > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Americans > France.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.
Art.
Genre: Fiction.
History.
Juvenile works.

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