Alys Binat is content with her life. She teaches English literature and encourages her female students to aspire to a life greater than that which is set out for them. But when scandal rocks her family, pressure begins to mount for her to find a wealthy husband and save them from ruin. This modern perspective on marriage, class and sisterhood set in Pakistan provides readers with a charming and inspiring tale of female empowerment.

By Soniah Kamal