Scattered Ashes

Scattered Ashes A remarkable story of love and loss Dona Sarkar s latest novel explores the timely subject of cultural diversity and the timeless matters of trust faith and grief through the eyes of one extraordin

  • Title: Scattered Ashes
  • Author: Dona Sarkar
  • ISBN: 9781601838995
  • Page: 274
  • Format: ebook
  • A remarkable story of love and loss, Dona Sarkar s latest novel explores the timely subject of cultural diversity and the timeless matters of trust, faith, and grief through the eyes of one extraordinary young woman.Mars Alexander is the girl who has everything the right clothes, the perfect boyfriend, the best grades But when her military father is declared dead, Mars reA remarkable story of love and loss, Dona Sarkar s latest novel explores the timely subject of cultural diversity and the timeless matters of trust, faith, and grief through the eyes of one extraordinary young woman.Mars Alexander is the girl who has everything the right clothes, the perfect boyfriend, the best grades But when her military father is declared dead, Mars refuses to believe it and refuses to say goodbye With no body to bury, she s convinced her father will return from Afghanistan, and she s determined to make him proud But when she meets the young Middle Eastern instructor of her essay prep class, a door to a whole new world opens.Zayed Anwar has lived a life Mars can barely imagine, or understand But as he challenges both her intellect and her emotions, she finds herself making bold new choices, and looking at everything through a new lens Falling in love is as frightening as it is exciting, until she realizes that Zayed is keeping painful secrets from her secrets that could shatter her all over again.

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    1. This is a well written novel of love and grief. Mars (love the symbolism of the name) is a well rounded character but Zayed is the one who really impressed me. The cross cultural aspects of this are so valuable. Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC. This would be a great YA crossover novel. It's thoughtful and romantic at the same time.

    2. I received this book through a giveaway.This book was amazing. The intimate stories of loss from the main character and those that surround her are extremely well developed and contemporary to modern-day issues. The loss of her father and the way in which she handles her grief, puts Mars Alexander the Second's life on a different path than what she had expected. Meeting a mystery man who she has an immediate physical and emotional response over will further complicate her life. I recommend this [...]

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