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These are all held together by lyrical, energetic, and very smart writing.
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Indo-Pak literature and also to anyone who loves to read about food.
All that drama in the begining that turns out to be the same old fashioned, predictable disappointing story at the end!
filled with coltish energy and charm. Working against these qualities is the narrator's obsession with the genealogy of her dysfunctional family.Published on April 8, 2007 by another reader
Firstly, be careful when reading some of the below reviews. One reviewer completely gives away one of the main surprises! Read morePublished on July 18, 2005 by K. Hasan
Kamila Shamsie is a superb storyteller and a gifted writer. After reading her novel "Kartography," I wanted to read everything else she had written, and so came upon "Salt and... Read morePublished on January 1, 2005 by Jana L. Perskie
If ever a book existed that made the readers' connect with their innermost and basic desires, then Salt and Saffron is it. Read morePublished on September 3, 2004 by Neha Bawa
I usually read novels about India, India's side of the Partition, etc., so it was really enlightening to read a book taking place in Pakistan. Read morePublished on June 22, 2004
Despite limited knowledge of the Pakistan culture, I found myself completely absorbed with the interesting characters brought to life by Kamila Shamsie. Read morePublished on November 13, 2003
I'll be brief. Salt and Saffron was beautiful, interesting, and very well-written. I am eager to read Shamsie's other books. Read morePublished on April 17, 2003
It might be because of my Pakistani background, but I thought this book was fabulous.
Aliya's stories about her complex Dard-e-Dil clan were intriguing... Read more