Home Fire: WINNER OF THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018

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9781408886755

By Kamila Shamsie

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15 Jun 2018

Becky U

This book is insightful and refreshing, it isn't often you get to peek inside the lives of people you live and work alongside and find out something so totally unexpected about them. This clever book gave such a sympathetic and realistic understanding of what it means to be a female British Muslim in 2018, something concrete and relatable that takes you behind headlines and hyperbole.

I recommend everybody read this book, as group we were so pleased to see it win the Womens Prize for Fiction, but delighted we had the opportunity to read it.

29 May 2018

Catherine.kettley@btinternet.com

Mesmerising from the start. The narrative style was very effective- each main character as the central focus of a section of the novel, enabling the reader to really get involved with their part in the story. The characters were very realistic and utterly believable. The novel has a very powerful ending. This is one of the best books I’ve read. I would definitely recommend it.

06 May 2018

amorrisrobinhill@yahoo.co.uk

Wow! What an absolutely brilliant book. I loved everything about it. It's fantastically well written, it gripped me from the start, the characters are believable and likeable and I cared what happened to them, it's a great plot that kept me guessing to end and the ending left me reeling. I can't stop thinking about it. A highly recommended read.

16 Nov 2017

rosiemayw

I really loved this book. It challenged me to think differently, and it was beautifully written. Would recommend to anyone.

08 Sep 2017

karen

I found this a really powerful and thought provoking novel, challenging me to look at issues from different viewpoints. The sections are shown from different characters' points of view, and you get caught up in the individual journeys and motivations. It pulls you in and builds to a shocking resolution.

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