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Salaam, Paris by Kavita Daswani
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Nov 01, 2009

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Salaam, Paris centers on Tanaya Shah, a nineteen-year-old Muslim girl living in India, who is about to enter into an arranged marriage...or so her family believes. However, Audrey Hepburn has made Tanaya long for something more. After seeing the movie Sabrina, Tanaya is desperate to see Paris and be "of the world", just like Audrey's title character in the movie.

Under the guise of meeting with her future husband, Tanaya is able to leave for Paris with the blessing of her family. But, once there, she manages to drop her marriage engagement and also, her plans to return to India. Tanaya's life begins to look pretty unrecognizable as she continues to search for the "Sabrina moment" that she desires.

The book had plenty of great suck-you-in moments, but unfortunately, a lot of the plot was pretty flimsy. A decent, quick read...not much more. I really think it would work better as a movie.

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