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Sorayya Khan is the author of NOOR, FIVE QUEEN'S ROAD, and CITY OF SPIES.

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City of Spies

3.94 avg rating — 430 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Noor

4.07 avg rating — 104 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Five Queen's Road

4.07 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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“It wasn't only our country they occupied," Irene explained to Amir Shah. "They occupied our minds.”
Sorayya Khan, Five Queen's Road

“As much as Sajida once loved him, she thought it unjust that her daughter, forsaken by her father, should have any physical likeness to him at all.”
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“Noor was Sajida's secret. She knew the exact moment her child was conceived. Purple passed slowly, the lowest of clouds, over her eyes. Bathed in such magnificent color, Sajida lay perfectly still. Much later, she would try to relive the exact moment, as if she needed to understand how the fact of her child could have entered her body and mind at the same time. But Sajida would not summon the gentle shade ever again.”
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Around the World ...: Pakistan 38 568 Jan 11, 2019 06:57PM  
“They make a desolation and call it peace.”
Agha Shahid Ali

“They had left their cities, but they carried their cities with them, as a trust, on their shoulders. That's how it usually is. Even when cities are left behind, they don't stay behind. They seize on you even more. When the earth slips out from under your feet, that's when it really surrounds you . . . ”
Intizar Husain, Basti

“A good book ... leaves you wanting to reread the book. A great book compels you to reread your own soul.”
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“My mother was my first country, the first place I ever lived.”
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