Every Rising Sun

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$28.99  $26.96
Henry Holt & Company
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.5 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author
The daughter of Pakistani immigrants, Jamila Ahmed is a graduate of Harvard Law School and Barnard College, where she studied medieval Islamic history. Her writing has been published in the Normal School, Slate, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette, the Briar Cliff Review, and Colorlines.

Shondaland, "The Best Stories About Storytelling"

"A sumptuous, delicious novel infused with the joys of storytelling. A bold, heady journey into the riches and passions of Crusader history, presenting a fresh and fascinating Muslim perspective."
--Leila Aboulela, award-winning author of The Translator and River Spirit

"Jamila Ahmed's Every Rising Sun is a beautifully imagined and fiercely feminist retelling of a cherished classic--and an audacious new invention all her own. You won't want to miss Ahmed's gorgeous writing, this rich and vibrant world, and of course, Shaherazade, a timeless heroine who speaks with an urgency it's impossible to deny. I turned the last page, grateful to be reminded of how during humanity's darkest nights, stories are what keep us alive."
--V. V. Ganeshananthan, author of Brotherless Night

"Richly imagined and sumptuously told. . . . Ahmed deftly interweaves history and myth to create a world that is as compelling as it is magical. Every chapter leaves you eager to sit at Shaherazade's feet once more."
--​​G. Willow Wilson, author of The Bird King and co-creator of the award-winning comic series Ms. Marvel

"Beautifully rendered. . . . The exceptionally well-realized characters and Shaherazade's enchanting stories are major reasons for its success."
--Booklist, starred review