Home Fire

This week, Ms Savage recommend ‘Home Fire’ by Kamila Shamsie.

This book is definitely a thought-provoking one about the ties of family and the immigrant experience. What is stronger, blood or love? Can we ever overcome the obligations of family in order to move on with our lives, and if we can, should we?

Kamila Shamsie attempts to answer those questions, as two families deal with the questions of love and loyalty, and how slippery the slope is when we start choosing enemies based on cultural generalisations. This is a powerful, timely book with really interesting characters and one which I wholeheartedly recommend.