This is a bit late but I want to thank all the bloggers who rated Saffron Dreams as a must read book of 2009. I do appreciate the honor. Some direct links to the blog posts are below.
And here are some latest reviews for your enjoyment:
“Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah is a novel that reads as if it is a genuine autobiography. You cannot help but feel that this is the story of someone genuinely caught up in 9/11, an innocent and haphazard victim. I enjoyed the way this story weaves back and forth, filling bits of the canvas until at the very end of the book you have worked through it all with Arissa, have come to terms. It also reminds us that whether moslem, christian, non-believers or whatever, all were caught up in this and there was no pity for any of the victims, whatever their religion or background story.”
“I loved that this examined both the difficulties of being Muslim in post-9/11 America as well as the pain of losing a loved one on 9/11, and all in the guise of one character. Recommended.”
—Devourer of Books
“Saffron Dreams is such a moving book. In its pages I found a character to care about, a story to enjoy, and issues to think about. Highly recommended.”
“Saffron Dreams is more than just an emotional journey of perseverance amid the most trying circumstances and tragic events, it is an evolution of one Muslim woman into a whole self, strong enough to stand alone and blossom.” Read full review
—Savvy Verse and Wit