Category Archives: Kamila Shamsie

A worthy winner of the Woman’s Prize for Fiction: ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie’s A God in Every Stone was one of my top reads of 2015.  In fact, I loved it so much I had mentally picked ‘Home Fire’ as the winner for this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction before reading … Continue reading

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‘A God in Every Stone’ by Kamila Shamsie (2014)

I was hugely impressed with Shamsie’s previous novel ‘Burnt Shadows’ but, my goodness, it was depressing.  It starts with the atomic bomb in Nagasaki and ends with the trauma of 9/11.  The characters were utterly human which is a polite … Continue reading

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