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Bone and Bread

(2016)
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Beena and Sadhana are sisters who share a bond that could only have been shaped by the most unusual of childhoods - and by shared tragedy. Orphaned as teenagers, they have grown up under the exasperated watch of their Sikh uncle, who runs a bagel shop in Montreal's Hasidic community of Mile End. Together, they try to make sense of the rich, confusing brew of values, rituals, and beliefs that form their inheritance. Yet as they grow towards adulthood, their paths begin to diverge. Beena catches the attention of one of the "bagel boys" and finds herself pregnant at 16 while Sadhana drives herself to perfectionism and anorexia.

When we first meet the adult Beena, she is grappling with a fresh grief: Sadhana has died suddenly and strangely, her body lying undiscovered for a week before anyone realizes what has happened. Beena is left with a burden of guilt and an unsettled feeling about the circumstances of her sister's death, which she sets about to uncover. Her search stirs memories and opens wounds, threatening to undo the safe, orderly existence she has painstakingly created for herself and her son.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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March 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Bone and Bread
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
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Title: Bone and Bread (Large Print 16pt)
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April 2018 : MP3 CD
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Title: Bone and Bread
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ISBN: 1-978615-46-9 / 978-1-978615-46-5
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Title: Bone and Bread
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Title: Bone and Bread
Author(s): Saleema Nawaz
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