A Golden Age

A Golden Age

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Rehana Haque awakes on a beautiful morning in March 1971. That day she will throw a party for her son and daughter, almost grown up, in the garden of the house she has built. Beyond her garden walls, the city of Dhaka is buzzing with change and excitement after recent elections. But change brings chaos, for this is East Pakistan, soon to be called Bangladesh. War is on the horizon, and Rehana will be faced with a heartbreaking dilemma as she struggles to keep her family safe.
nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; A deeply engaging debut novel set against Bangladesh's War for Independence, A Golden Age tells a radiant story of passion and revolution, hope and unexpected heroism.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2008, c2007.
ISBN: 9781554680863
Characteristics: 276 p. :,ill., map ;,24 cm.


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Jul 06, 2016

I rented "The Bones of Grace" and saw that this one is the 3rd in a trilogy. "A Golden Age" is the 1st in this trilogy. It was a deeply compelling book - Rehana and her two children during War-torn Bangladesh (formerly East Pakistan). Rehana's character is totally believable as a strong and courageous woman in a world where men rule. I have asked the library to purchase the 2nd volume "The Good Muslim" to provide the complete trilogy.

May 01, 2012

Set during Bangladeshi's war of independence, the story of a woman and her family. Brilliant.

Amandatoryrant May 03, 2011

Well written story that humanizes an historical event that I knew very little about. I will look for other books by this author.

Feb 06, 2011

A good read!

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