Author: Tahmima Anam
Release Date: October 13, 2009
Edition: Kindle (326 pages)
As a young widow Rehana Haque awakes one March morning, she might be forgiven for feeling happy. Her children are almost grown, the city is buzzing with excitement after recent elections. Change is in the air.
But no one can foresee what will happen in the days and months that follow. For this is East Pakistan in 1971, a country on the brink of war. And this family’s life is about to change forever.
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 chaos of this era, everyone must make choices. And as she struggles to keep her family safe, Rehana will be forced to face a heartbreaking dilemma.
- 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!