A young woman must choose between family, tradition and an unexpected love in this gripping novel set in Pakistan. Shabanu, daughter of the windswept Cholistan desert, is the youngest of Rahim's four wives. Although her husband adores her, it is only in his rarely inhabited town house, away from the family home, that Shabanu and her daughter can escape the cruelty of the other wives. But there Shabanu falls dangerously in love with another man - and must decide whether it is right to follow her heart. It is endorsed by Amnesty International UK as contributing to a better understanding of human rights and the values that underpin them. This powerful sequel to Daughter of the Wind blends intrigue and excitement with an open look at Muslim culture and the issue of women's roles in traditional society. It also includes a map, list of characters and glossary.
"Engrossing... a swiftly moving adventure story." (School Library Journal)"
Suzanne Fisher Staples is a former United Press International news reporter who has worked in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. She is the award-winning author of many acclaimed books for young readers set in South Asia and the Middle East, including Daughter of the Wind and Under the Persimmon Tree. She lives in Pennsylvania, USA.