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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Cass County Library-Harrisonville YA AHM 2020 (Text) 0002205643360 Young Adult Fiction Available -
Cass County Library-Northern Resource Center YA AHM 2020 (Text) 0002205643352 Young Adult Fiction Available -

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-327).
Summary, etc.:
Told in alternating narratives that bridge centuries, New York Times bestselling author Samira Ahmed traces the lives of two young women fighting to write their own stories and escape the pressure of cultural expectations in worlds too long defined by men. It's August in Paris and 17-year-old Khayyam Maquet-American, French, Indian, Muslim--is at a crossroads. This holiday with her parents should be a dream trip for the budding art historian. But her maybe-ex-boyfriend is probably ghosting her, she might have just blown her chance at getting into her dream college, and now all she really wants is to be back home in Chicago figuring out her messy life instead of brooding in the City of Light. Two hundred years before Khayyam's summer of discontent, Leila is struggling to survive and keep her true love hidden from the Pasha who has "gifted" her with favored status in his harem. In the present day--and with the company of a descendant of Alexandre Dumas--Khayyam begins to connect allusions to an enigmatic 19th-century Muslim woman whose path may have intersected with Alexandre Dumas, Eugene Delacroix, and Lord Byron. Echoing across centuries, Leila and Khayyam's lives intertwine, and as one woman's long-forgotten life is uncovered, another's is transformed.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 14. Soho Teen.
Grades 10-12. Soho Teen.
Subject: Art > History > Fiction.
Muslims > Fiction.
Racially mixed people > Fiction.
Americans > France > Fiction.
Paris (France) > Fiction.
France > Fiction.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.

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