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Ayesha at last, Uzma Jalaluddin

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Ayesha at last
Title
Ayesha at last
Statement of responsibility
Uzma Jalaluddin
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Language
eng
Summary
Ayesha Shamsi is a secular Muslim who lives with her boisterous extended family in Toronto. She wants to be a famous spoken word poet, but dreams won?t support family or pay off debts. So she takes the stable (but boring, as her friend Clara reminds her) path of substitute teaching. She?s never had a boyfriend, and though she?s lonely, she wants no part of an arranged marriage. But when she begins working with Khalid, a conservative, handsome young Muslim man, on a fundraiser for the mosque, she has to deal with both her attraction to him and her irritation with his complacency. Once her gorgeous young cousin becomes engaged to him, however, Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and her suspicions about his wealthy family. Taking it upon herself to investigate rumours about them, she finds she has to deal with not just what she discovers about Khalid, but also the truth of what she realizes about herself. Khalid Mirza yearns for less complicated times. Before he was asked to organize a singles mixer at his local mosque. Before he was put in charge of the website for a lingerie company. Definitely before he fell for the electrifying poet he accidentally first met at a bar that he didn?t want to be at in the first place. He misses the old days, when everyone puzzled over his traditional clothes, and assumed, rightfully, that his super-controlling mother was arranging his marriage. It?s no wonder he stumbles on the path paved for him by tradition
Summary
A modern Muslim adaptation of <i>Pride and Prejudice</i> finds a reluctant teacher who would avoid an arranged marriage setting aside her literary ambitions before falling in love with her perpetually single cousin's infuriatingly conservative fiance.
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2019.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10781841
Cataloging source
YDX
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Jalaluddin, Uzma
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1775-1817
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Austen, Jane
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True
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  • Muslims
  • Women teachers
  • Romance fiction
  • Muslims
  • Arranged marriage
  • Muslims
  • Women poets
  • Substitute teachers
  • Arranged marriages
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Muslim women
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Ayesha at last, Uzma Jalaluddin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto, Canada
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-9)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065204574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781443455848
Lccn
be2019003033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055681078
Label
Ayesha at last, Uzma Jalaluddin
Publication
Note
First published in 2018 by HarperCollins Publishers, Toronto, Canada
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-9)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065204574
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
339 pages
Isbn
9781443455848
Lccn
be2019003033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1055681078

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