Haveli

Haveli

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by Suzanne Fisher Staples
     
 

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The world of Newbery Honor Book Shabanu is vividly re-created in this novel of a young Pakistani woman's heartbreaking struggle against the tyranny of custom and ancient law. Shabanu, now a mother at 18, faces daily challenges to her position in her husband's household, even as she plans for her young daughter's education and uncertain future. Then, during a

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The world of Newbery Honor Book Shabanu is vividly re-created in this novel of a young Pakistani woman's heartbreaking struggle against the tyranny of custom and ancient law. Shabanu, now a mother at 18, faces daily challenges to her position in her husband's household, even as she plans for her young daughter's education and uncertain future. Then, during a visit to the haveli, their home in the city of Lahore, Shabanu falls in love with Omar, in spite of traditions that forbid their union.

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“Again, Staples imbues Shabanu and her beautiful, brutally repressive world with a splendid reality that transcends the words on the page. Admirers of the intelligent and courageous Shabanu will thirst for more.”—Starred, Kirkus Reviews

“Engrossing . . . a swiftly moving adventure story, set in modern Pakistan.”—School Library Journal, Starred

“Staples brews a potent mix here. . . . Haveli will hold readers with rapt attention.”—Booklist, Starred

“Staples’s portrayal of Pakistan is remarkably even-handed: she acknowledges the society’s inequities while celebrating its beauty and warmth. Intoxicating.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In a starred review, PW praised the ``eloquent, unpretentious language'' and ``intoxicating blend of heart-pounding adventure and social issues'' of this sequel to Shabanu. Ages 12-up. (June)
Publishers Weekly
In a starred review, PW praised the "eloquent, unpretentious language" and "intoxicating blend of heart-pounding adventure and social issues" of this sequel to Shabanu. Ages 12-up. (Jan.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Susie Wilde
Haveli shows us the Pakistan of the upper class and the social constraints that bind the women. It is a tale of a woman's survival against incredible odds. According to the author, every story, every character, every detail is based on real things that happened to real people. Staples wrote her books to push aside the myths that exist in the West about Islamic culture and to expose the richness underneath. There is a haunting quality that invites women of all ages to think about the value systems of different cultures. Due to the material that is sometimes sexual and complex, the book is recommended for mature young adult readers. School Library Journal Best Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307977892
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/11/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
309,033
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

Meet the Author

SUZANNE FISHER STAPLES is the award-winning author whose novels for young adults include Haveli and The House of Djinn, companion novels to Shabanu; Dangerous Skies; and Shiva's Fire. Before writing books, she worked for many years as a UPI correspondent in Asia, with stints in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.

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Haveli 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
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This is an very emotional storie about a girl finding where sshe belongs
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Quintal More than 1 year ago
Very emotional as Shabanu makes some difficult decisions. The story has easy linkage from the tribal desert to the decisions made every day by mothers and families everywhere in difficult circumstances.
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For the 2 previous reviewers: Its not only my opinion but also the other EDUCATED people and Muslims who believe in what I believe in. I don't know about anyone else, but i don't just believe in things without having solid proof. I have been to Pakistan about 3 times in the past 12 years. I have visited deserts and modern places. It isn't/wasn't so illiterate up there. I have studied religions and I know them very well. I should know my religion 'Islam' the most. From that, i say that Ms. staples has shown some contents that would make the so called 'westernized world' think as though islam is an illiterate religion. i believe that islam is a faith. not a religion. It's the most organized and the most peaceful religion. In islam, every angle and way of life is taught from islamic point of view. People probably thought that the men today like rahim shah marry 4 times. which is not true. because in today's world there is no need for a man to marry 4 times. And today's women aren't that peaceful, to be able to accept another women living with their husband. 4 Marriages were allowed back then only to help the helpless women.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I understand that you say that Suzanne Fisher Staples has misinterpreted the surroundings in Pakistan? You say that now women are more free? Well, you are correct. Nowadays women ARE more free, but this book wasn't written in this, our current, time period. It takes place some time ago. Also, this book was written over 10 years ago. Did she have that much technology to go searching for information back then? No. It was all library and books back then -- not convenient, don't you think? Why don't you try putting yourself in that person's shoes before you go of critisizing others now would you? How SHALLOW.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It tells the second part to the first book, but the ending was so... horrid. Usually I'm escatic -sp- to read sequels and the like, and I wanted to know what happens, but the ending just leaves you hanging a little bit. I look at it as a romeo and juliet ending, except twisted. If you want to read it, fine, but I don't recommend it. I'd rather wonder than know now.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book very much ! I wonder if Shabanu will get Omar...? Really, there should be a sequel !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book soo much that i read it every year. If you havent read Shabanu the 1st book then its advised you read it b/c this is the seaqul. I only wish Suzanne Fisher Staples could write a third book and make that a winner too. If u havent read this it is very reconmended.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading these two books. I just want to know what Shabanu's life is going to end up as. There's so many questions that could be answered if there were a third book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book and Shabanu. I still want to know if she ends up with Omar. I have read other books by this author and I enjoy those too. I REALY WANT ANOTHER SEQUEL TO THIS BOOK! !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book!!! Although I feel so sad at the end, but it doesn't mean the book is not good though! I absolutely fall in love with Shabanu, Omar, little Mumtaz, Selma, and auntie Sharma! By reading this book, I really appreciate the cultures and understand the harships the the Pakistan people have to go through everyday! They are so strong, I really admire that. Suzanne Fisher Staples' style is really something. I really hope there's going to be a continuation!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first read Shabanu in the 5th grade, then Haveli followed by Shiva's Fire as soon as I could get my hands on them. That was almost a decade ago. Although I have now left the young-adult section of the library and have invested in classical literature, I'm still anxious to find out what will happen next with Shabanu! I know these stories will be interesting to any young girl, bookish, or not. They combine life changes, adventure, suspense, colorful descriptions, emotion, romance, and insight into an elusive culture. Everything to keep a young girl interested and excited about reading. The only complaint possible is that the sequel to Haveli has been so long in coming. I'm an adult now and I still want to know if Omar will ever find Shabanu. The suspense lasts through decades!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with both books. Shabanu was the first book I finished in 2 days. I hope there will be a continue to this story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Shabanu because i needed a book to read in school, so i just picked one. Now i'm glad i picked that and i just finished Haveli. I loved it. It was so susspensful. I really want a third book to come out. I am dying to find out what happens next whith Shabanu's life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and Shabanu and they both made me feel for the characters. I cried at the end of Haveli and cherished Auntie Sharma, Shabanu, and Mumtaz. I hope another book comes out sealing the fate of dear Shabanu, Omar, and Mumtaz.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and hope that another sequel to it will come out...it makes u want to keep turning the pages and find out what will happen next. It was a great book and a favorite, just like it's first half...shahbanu.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As soon as i was done with shabanu i rushed out and got this book. between these two books my world was change. i was able to take a small peek into a completely different life. this book was so good it made me cry, and i have read it three times already.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is sooo good. I read Shabanu in my English class and really got into it. Haveli is even better. You should really read it. I think it would be cool if there was a sequel to Haveli to