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City of Spies, by Sorayya Khan - cover image

“Sorayya Khan’s rich and compelling novel is a gem.”
— Claire Messud, author of The Emperor’s Children

“An amazing book… I loved it.”
— Steve Kerr, coach of the Golden State Warriors
Best International Fiction Book Award, Sharjah Book Fair 2015
A Huffington Post 28 New Fiction Books to Add to Your Must-Read List This Fall

Eleven-year-old Aliya Shah lives a double life in Islamabad, Pakistan-at home with her Pakistani father and Dutch mother, and at the American School, where Aliya tries to downplay that she is a “half-and-half.”  But when a hit-and-run driver kills the son of the family’s servant, Sadiq, who is also Aliya’s dear friend, her world is turned upside down.  After she discovers the truth behind the tragedy-a terrible secret that burdens her heart-her conflicted loyalties are tested as never before.