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Podcast Episode 12
12:00pm

Hana Khan Carries On

with Uzma Jalaluddin
Hosted by Ausma Zehanat Khan

Hana Khan Carries On

with Uzma Jalaluddin
Hosted by Ausma Zehanat Khan
16
Friday
Apr
12:00pm
Uzma Jalaluddin

Bestselling author Ausma Zehanat Khan hosts a conversation with Uzma Jalaluddin about her acclaimed new YA novel, Hana Khan Carries On .

 

From the author of Ayesha at Last comes a sparkling new rom-com set in two competing halal restaurants.

 

Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighbourhood. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is to tell stories on the radio. If she can just outshine her fellow intern at the city radio station, she may have a chance at landing a job. In the meantime, Hana pours her thoughts and dreams into a podcast, where she forms a lively relationship with one of her listeners. But soon she’ll need all the support she can get: a new competing restaurant, a more upscale halal place, is about to open in the Golden Crescent, threatening Three Sisters.

 

When her mysterious aunt and her teenage cousin arrive from India for a surprise visit, they draw Hana into a long-buried family secret. A hate-motivated attack on their neighbourhood complicates the situation further, as does Hana’s growing attraction for Aydin, the young owner of the rival restaurant—who might not be a complete stranger after all.

 

Books are available from our friends at Perfect Books .

 

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