A God by any other name

By Ann Packer In Books

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2nd May, 2011
Mecca is a holy place to one faith and a bingo palace to others: that’s one of the funny things that occurs to 10-year-old Jamie when he meets hijab-wearing Sunya, a fellow outsider at the school in the village where his dad has moved the family after his sister was killed in a London terrorist attack. Annabel Pitcher’s debut novel, MY SISTER LIVES ON THE MANTELPIECE (Orion, $29.99), is at once an insightful exploration of how dysfunctional families get by, and an eloquent yet ...

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