Best of Friends

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Riverhead Books
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5.1 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author
Kamila Shamsie is the author of several previous novels, most recently Home Fire, which won the Women's Prize for Fiction, was longlisted for the Booker Prize, and was a finalist for the International Dublin Literary Award, the Costa Novel Award, and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, among other honors. She was raised in Karachi and lives in London.
Praise for Best of Friends

"Rich and deeply personal. . . . In poetic prose, Shamsie details the small ways friends imprint themselves on each other: the secrets shared, the mutual pop-star crushes, the books passed between them, how a best friend can become a fixture in a family home." --Los Angeles Times

"[A] captivating portrayal of two women trying to learn whether a once-treasured friendship can overcome differences." --The Washington Post

"Unputdownable." --Real Simple

"Sophisticated and poignant. . . . [brings] exquisite nuance [to its] depiction of long-lasting friendship." --Kirkus Reviews

"Shamsie is superb at interweaving personal dilemmas and political realities. . . . Her continually surprising story, in which repercussions have further repercussions, vibrates with contemporary concerns, from social media privacy to immigration. The novel also wisely observes the enigmatic nature of longtime friendships. . . and shows how female power transforms over time. The protagonists will stay in readers' minds long after this piercingly honest novel concludes." --Booklist (starred)

Praise for Home Fire

"Ingenious and love-struck ... builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I've read in a novel this century." -The New York Times

"Urgent and explosive. . . near perfect. . . a difficult book to put down." --NPR

"A haunting novel, full of dazzling moments and not a few surprising turns...Home Fire blazes with the kind of annihilating devastation that transcends grief." --Washington Post

"Achingly good. . . [and] shrewdly subversive." --The New York Times Book Review