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One of Amazon's Best Romances of the Month!For fans of "You’ve Got Mail," a young woman juggles pursuing her dream job in radio while helping her family compete with the new halal restaurant...
One of Amazon's Best Romances of the Month!For fans of "You’ve Got Mail," a young woman juggles pursuing her dream job in radio while helping her family compete with the new halal restaurant...
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  • One of Amazon's Best Romances of the Month!
    For fans of "You’ve Got Mail," a young woman juggles pursuing her dream job in radio while helping her family compete with the new halal restaurant across the street, in this sparkling new rom-com by the author of Ayesha at Last

    Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighborhood of Toronto. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is to tell stories on the radio. If she can just outshine her fellow intern at the city radio station, she may have a chance at landing a job. In the meantime, Hana pours her thoughts and dreams into a podcast, where she forms a lively relationship with one of her listeners. But soon she'll need all the support she can get: a new competing restaurant, a more upscale halal place, is about to open in the Golden Crescent, threatening her mother’s restaurant.
    When her mysterious aunt and her teenage cousin arrive from India for a surprise visit, they draw Hana into a long-buried family secret. A hate-motivated attack on their neighborhood complicates the situation further, as does Hana's growing attraction for Aydin, the young owner of the rival restaurant—who might not be a complete stranger after all.
    As life on the Golden Crescent unravels, Hana must learn to use her voice, draw on the strength of her community and decide what her future should be.

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    Chapter One

    StanleyP

    Happy five-month pod-iversary! According to inaccuratestatistics.com, most podcasts don't make it past month four, so you've beat the odds! I'd get you flowers, but that would imply I knew your name, mailing address, and flower preference, and that would cause my bot senses to melt into a confused puddle.

    AnaBGR

    That might be amusing. Okay, my real name is . . .

    StanleyP

    Wait. What? Seriously?

    AnaBGR

    Psych. Psych psych psych!

    StanleyP

    So cruel, when I'm trying to congratulate you. Any news on the mysterious dream-job interview?

    AnaBGR

    No news is good news, right?

    StanleyP

    Definitely. Especially when you're going after the highly specialized job of . . . unicorn wrangler? Toddler exorcist? Erotic knitter?

    AnaBGR

    An erotic knitter can't possibly be a thing.

    StanleyP

    You're saying you're definitely NOT a paper-folding priestess.

    AnaBGR

    That's as likely as anyone under the age of 40 actually being named Stanley.

    StanleyP

    I've offered to reveal my true identity. Aren't you a little curious about the incredibly hot, accomplished, muscular man behind StanleyP?

    Was I curious about StanleyP? He had no idea.

    I was in the corner booth of Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the restaurant my family owned and ran in the heart of the Golden Crescent neighborhood, in the east end of Toronto. I was supposed to be cleaning in anticipation of customers, but instead I was texting StanleyP, my very first and most loyal listener.

    Over the past five months, we had moved from polite commenter and podcaster to friendly acquaintances to genuine friends who texted every day. All without exchanging a single personal detail. Yet when I closed my eyes, I could imagine his smile. It would be shy, tentative. He would be kind-a thinker and listener, with a mischievous glint in his eye. I knew I would love his laugh.

    The phone pinged in my hand. I looked down at the direct-messaging app we had started using a few months after he first began commenting on my podcast.

    StanleyP

    I think you might be the person who knows me best in the world right now. And I don't even know your real name.

    My fingers hovered over the screen. I could tell him who I really was. I pictured myself typing it out:

    My real name is Hana. I'm 24 and I live with my parents in the most diverse suburb in the world-Scarborough, in the east end of Toronto. You already know that I'm a South Asian Muslim, but you don't know that I wear hijab and I work two jobs. One is at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the restaurant my mother has been running for the past 15 years, and another at CJKP, a local indie radio station where I intern. Though "work" is a bit of a misnomer-neither position pays me actual money, and both positions have a limited life expectancy. The former because our restaurant is in trouble, and the latter because my internship is coming to an end and I have no idea what comes next. I'm trying not to panic about either situation.

    Nope. StanleyP didn't need to know any of that. Better stick with simple biographical details:

    I have an older sister named Fazeela and a brother-in-law named Fahim, and in about four months they will make me a khala (that means "aunt," in case you are a non-Urdu-speaking StanleyP). As for my dad . . .

    I hesitated.

    As for my dad . . .

    It had...

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  • Library Journal

    Starred review from April 1, 2021

    Hana Khan is a radio station intern who dreams of sharing people's stories on air. Until now, her life in Toronto's Golden Crescent neighborhood has been peaceful. She lives with her family, works at the station, and waitresses at her family's halal restaurant. When handsome Aydin Shah comes to the Crescent to open a competing halal restaurant, he brings chaos into Hana's world for the first time, forcing her into a journey of self discovery. Packed with emotion, this romance is also a beautifully written coming-of-age story about a first-generation immigrant. Hana is a relatable, flawed narrator, and the other characters are complex, nuanced, and well-developed. The story is intricately plotted, with dramatic, often heartwrenching scenes that build to a satisfying, realistic conclusion. VERDICT Readers won't be able to put this Own Voices Muslim romance down. Highly recommended for most public library collections.--Heather Miller Cover, Homewood P.L., AL

    Copyright 2021 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

  • Kirkus

    March 15, 2021
    A young Canadian Muslim woman finds that sticking to one's principles is not for the faint of heart, especially when you're juggling two jobs--and a brewing romance. Twenty-four-year-old Hanaan "Hana" Khan has her hands full: She has an internship at a local Toronto indie radio station; a job at her family restaurant, Three Sisters Biryani Poutine; and a self-produced podcast, Ana's Brown Girl Rambles. Unfortunately, the internship is not quite the career launchpad that Hana hoped it would be. Worse, Three Sisters is in trouble despite the family's best efforts. Wholistic Burgers and Grill, claiming to do halal right, is opening across the street, threatening to further sink the Khan family's fortunes after 15 years of business. It doesn't help that handsome Aydin Shah is spearheading the new restaurant with his rich father and threatening to gentrify the diverse Scarborough neighborhood. Hana's podcast might be the one lifeline she has, especially as she finds a confidant in devoted admirer StanleyP. But Hana is not one to give up without a fight. She recruits Rashid, her newly arrived cousin from India, and other neighborhood players for a restaurant survival plan. But Cupid has other ideas. Hana finds there's more to Aydin than his sexy silver shades and is not sure what to make of her budding feelings for the enemy. Jalaluddin has a keen ear for rapid-fire dialogue and lively characters who add plenty of color. Hana's feistiness and occasional impulsiveness make her an endearing protagonist, and you'll root for her especially when darker events threaten to torpedo the carefully constructed community festival her family has cobbled together. Certain predictable plot elements notwithstanding, there's plenty of lighthearted whimsy to warm a reader's heart. A delicious treat filled with South Asian fervor and Canadian heart.

    COPYRIGHT(2021) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

  • Booklist

    April 1, 2021
    Hana Khan works at her family's struggling halal restaurant in Toronto's Golden Crescent neighborhood, but her dream job is telling resonant stories on the radio, a dream undermined by a white boss whose spins on "diversity programming" hurt more than help. So instead, Hana focuses on a loyal, anonymous fan, whom she may be falling for. When flashy Aydin Shah moves his equally flashy new halal restaurant in across the street, and bold Aunt Kawkab Khala and cousin Rashid move in with Hana's family for an extended visit, Hana is pushed into unfamiliar and uncomfortable waters to protect her family, her future, and her heart. Jalaluddin's second novel isn't a spin on an Austen novel like her first, Ayesha at Last (2018), but the clever and independent protagonist, large cast of vivid characters, strong family ties, and satisfying enemies-to-lovers trope all have the feel of a classic remake and will thoroughly delight readers looking for modern Indian Muslim representation in a love story that hits real-life issues on the way to a very satisfying conclusion.

    COPYRIGHT(2021) Booklist, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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