Ticket to India [Paperback]

Item : Ticket to India [Paperback]
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Category : Books
Author Author : Senzai, N. H.
ISBN-10 ISBN-10 : 1481422596
ISBN-13 ISBN-13 : 9781481422598
Publisher Publisher : Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Pages Pages : 304
Binding Binding : Paperback
Item ID : 100038372

A family trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author ofSaving Kabul CornerandShooting Kabul.

A map, two train tickets, and a mission. These are things twelve-year-old Maya and her big sister Zara have when they set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother’s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India. Their goal is to find a chest of family treasures that their grandmother’s family left behind when they fled from India to Pakistan during the Great Partition. But soon the sisters become separated, and Maya is alone. Determined to find her grandmother’s lost chest, she continues her trip, enlisting help on the way from an orphan boy named Jai.

Maya’s grand adventure through India is as thrilling as it is warm: a journey through her family’s history becomes a real coming-of-age quest.Ticket to India

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A Rose Is a Rose

THE MOMENT THEY ARRIVED, after an exhausting twenty-hour flight, they found the house, usually an oasis of calm, in chaos. Zara stumbled through the carved wooden doors first, while Maya entered last, sweaty from the soaring temperatures outside, a sharp contrast to cool, temperate San Francisco. She closed her eyes for a moment, watching a kaleidoscope of colors flash behind her eyelids—vibrant images that assaulted her senses each time she arrived. The sun seemed brighter here, more gold than yellow, raining heat down over the dusty city of Karachi. She opened her eyes and her pupils adjusted to the shadowy foyer,decorated in calming white, cream, and powder blue.

While her sister pushed past teary relatives to launch herself into her grandmother’s arms with a dramatic sob, Maya sló*

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