A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam | Review

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A Golden Age by Tahmima Anam | ReviewA Golden Age by Tahmima Anam
Series: Bangla Desh #1
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on January 6, 2009
Genres: Historical Fiction
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Rehana Haque, a young widow, blissfully prepares for the party she will host for her son and daughter. But this is 1971 in East Pakistan, and change is in the air.

Set against the backdrop of the Bangladesh War of Independence, A Golden Age is a story of passion and revolution; of hope, faith, and unexpected heroism in the midst of chaos—and of one woman's heartbreaking struggle to keep her family safe.

(Last Updated On: January 16, 2022)

-what i liked about A Golden Age-

  • So, I had to read this one for a class, and surprisingly I loved it! I only say “surprisingly” because it’s not often that I read a book for class and end up enjoying it. There’s something about picking up a book for fun vs. having to read a book, isn’t there? Maybe I’m just weird!
  • The characters. I easily connected with Rehana and her family. I couldn’t put the book down because I loved her story and wanted to hear everything about her.
  • I loved that this book was engaging. I wanted to keep reading. I thought about reading it when I was in class and had to pay attention. That’s how interesting it was. I also loved that it was historical fiction regarding a time in history in a place that I didn’t know much about before taking this course at my university.
  • That I didn’t dislike anything about A Golden Age!
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