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Laiza- Sometimes the end is only a Beginning

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In the summer of 2015, an earthquake that strikes Nepal causes destruction and the entire Nepali community perishes in the catastrophe.

Nineteen-year-old Laiza's parents die in the disaster and she and her younger brother, Ratan are forced to move to Kathmandu with their uncle. The struggle to find resources and the strained relationship between Laiza and her aunt forces h
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Paperback, 1, 382 pages
Published July 2016 by Notionpress
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Manel Azlouk
Oct 30, 2017 rated it did not like it
So I won this book on Goodreads a year or so ago. I haven’t read it then because it arrived only after I left the country for a year abroad. For the giveaway I thank the author immensely. I was touched by the message she sent with the book and I hoped with all my heart that I like the book so I have nice things to say back to her. It is not the case I’m afraid.
You see, the story is original. It is quite interesting to go inside the head of a trafficked woman, and being where I am from, it’s not
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Mrinaal Datt
Apr 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A little over a year ago, I met Kudrat for an author interview even though I had not read the book yet. However, I found the narrative so engaging that I really wanted her interview up on this site. Why? Because she was a young student, just a year or two older and I really needed to pick her mind.

Later I finally got the opportunity to read Laiza. Set in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, Laiza is the fictional story of a young woman was displaced. While the novel is “fiction”, I believ
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Jasmine Dayal
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all
Shelves: my-indian-jewels
*My Bookish Talk for the bookis here
Before penning down the review for this book, I want to congratulate Kudrat for this really amazing book. She has done a fantastic job with this book and I am really proud of her.
Laiza- Sometimes the end is only a beginning - It is one of the best books I've read this year! I am sure it'll stay with me for the longest time. We all are aware of the kind of destruction a natural calamity is capable of but are we aware of what the people who go through all thi
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Abhishek Jhajharia
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is a emotional masterpiece. The plot revolves around the courage and strength of a girl, despite the hardships she faces. Good work. Congratulations.
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