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Ausma Zehanat Khan

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Ausma Zehanat Khan is a British-born Canadian living in the United States, whose own parents are heirs to a complex story of migration to and from three different continents. A former adjunct professor at American and Canadian universities, she holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law, with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre as the main subject of her dissertation. Previously the Editor in Chief of Muslim Girl Magazine, Ausma Zehanat Khan has moved frequently, traveled extensively, and written compulsively. She is the author of 4 books and 1 novella in the Esa Khattak/Rachel Getty mystery series, including the award-winning 'The Unquiet Dead'. And she is also the author of The Khorasan Archives fantasy series, beginning with 'The Bloodprin ...more

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Ausma Zehanat Khan Hi Sherri! Thanks so much for the question and my apologies for the delay in answering, I've been traveling for a while. Hmmm, to answer. I think…moreHi Sherri! Thanks so much for the question and my apologies for the delay in answering, I've been traveling for a while. Hmmm, to answer. I think writing this book helped me close a chapter in my own life where I had so much exposure to such heartbreaking material, and felt powerless in the face of it. Writing the book was a personal commitment for me, and finishing it feels like I've kept a promise. But I think in the end, real justice is the only thing that gives people resolution or consolation in the face of evil acts.(less)
Ausma Zehanat Khan Immersing yourself in a new world. Dreaming on paper. The chance to articulate things that are not normally spoken, and when spoken are not always…moreImmersing yourself in a new world. Dreaming on paper. The chance to articulate things that are not normally spoken, and when spoken are not always heard. The ability to do a spark of good in the world by touching on our common humanity. A writer I admire once said: "The novel is the biggest and most important repository of questions, because it re-reads the status quo, flees certitudes, seeks out possibilities and sounds out other facets." I believe that, too.(less)
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The Missing

I wanted to talk about this limited British series because it was such an excellently done mystery. The premise is like the Madeline McCann kidnapping. A British couple is on holiday in France, their young son goes missing. For eight years they try to find him, the marriage implodes, the couple separates, the mother tries to move on, the father keeps returning to France. There are ei... Read more of this blog post »
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“If one could be enraged by the loss of a favorite sports team, shouldn't his anger rise at the entrenchment of a scheme whereby no innocent person was safe, where self-determination was a crime punished by the vagaries of an opaque & impervious justice system?”
Ausma Zehanat Khan, Among the Ruins

“Nothing about multiculturalism antagonized Rachel. She liked all kinds of food, clothing, cultural customs, and music. The one thing that held her aloof was a fear of offending through ignorance.”
Ausma Zehanat Khan, The Unquiet Dead

“Patriotism, nationalism,' she said impatiently. 'Call it what you wish. Mine the only flag, mine the only way. All else is inferior, trample it underfoot. Despise it, detest it.”
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Which October New Release would you like to read in November?

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A Plague of Giants (Seven Kennings, #1) by Kevin Hearne
A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne
(Seven Kennings, #1)
 
  2 votes, 33.3%

Switchback (Nightshades, #2) by Melissa F. Olson
Switchback by Melissa F. Olson
(Nightshades #2)
 
  2 votes, 33.3%

Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin
Death Overdue by Mary Lou Kirwin
(A Haunted Library Mystery, #1)
 
  1 vote, 16.7%

Leopard's Blood (Leopard People, #10) by Christine Feehan
Leopard's Blood by Christine Feehan
(Leopard People, #10)
 
  1 vote, 16.7%

The Glass Spare (The Glass Spare, #1) by Lauren DeStefano
The Glass Spare by Lauren DeStefano
(The Glass Spare, #1)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Bloodprint (The Khorasan Archives #1) by Ausma Zehanat Khan
The Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan
(The Khorasan Archives #1)
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

Sleeper (Hunter, #3; Thieves, #8) by Lexi Blake
Sleeper by Lexi Blake
(Hunter, #3; Thieves, #8)
 
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  0 votes, 0.0%

Master of Magic by Angela Knight
Master of Magic by Angela Knight
(Mageverse #10)
 
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Awaken the Damned (League of Guardians, #3) by Juliana Stone
Awaken the Damned by Juliana Stone
(League of Guardians #3)
 
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