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Haveli by Suzanne Fisher Staples
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The sequel to the Newberry award winning novel Shabanu, this book follows Shabanu in her marriage with her daughter Mumtaz. Haveli would be a good selection for students who had a strong reaction to the first novel, however it is important to remember that both works do have some violence and ideologically sensitive material. Once again this work would likely appeal more to girls than boys.

Reading Level: 7.5 ( )
  Kaitlyn.Johnston | Apr 22, 2013 |
This sequel to the YA novel Shabanu picks up several years later, when the young protagonist has been married for a few years and has one child. Perhaps a bit less young adult in its appeal than its predecessor, it should still appeal to older teens and adults and make for an interesting reading, if they have read the first book or not. Without judgment or sentimentality, it focuses on the special difficulties of life as a young married woman in Pakistan. This time, the culture described so evocatively centers on the city of Lahore and Punjabi custom, rather than that of the Cholistan desert people. Well-developed dramatic tension and a pleasant, readable style make for good reading. ( )
2 vote kambrogi | Dec 15, 2008 |
this is such a fantastic book! It is the sequel to Shabanu and even better. I wish that everyone could read it and enjoy it! ( )
  TillieChan | Mar 28, 2008 |
  amgrumm | Jan 17, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679865691, Mass Market Paperback)

The world of Newbery Honor book Shabanu is vividly re-created in this novel of a young Pakistani woman's heartbreaking struggle against the tyranny of custom and ancient law. Shabanu, now a mother at 18, faces daily challenges to her position in her husband's household, even as she plans for her young daughter's education and uncertain future. Then, during a visit to the haveli, their home in the city of Lahore, Shabanu falls in love with Omar, in spite of traditions that forbid their union.

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Having relented to the ways of her people in Pakistan and married the rich older man to whom she was pledged against her will, Shabanu is now the victim of his family's blood feud and the malice of his other wives. Sequel to "Shabanu, Daughter of the Wind."… (more)

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