Scattered Ashes By Dona Sarkar
Book/Novel Author: Dona Sarkar
Book/Novel Title: Scattered Ashes
**Sometimes facing the future means saying goodbye to the past.**
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A remarkable story of love and loss, Dona Sarkars latest novel explores the timely subject of cultural diversity and the timeless matters of trust, faith, and grief through the eyes of one extraordinary young woman.
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Mars Alexander is the girl who has everythingthe right clothes, the perfect boyfriend, the best grades. But when her military father is declared dead, Mars refuses to believe itand refuses to say goodbye. With no body to bury, shes convinced her father will return from Afghanistan, and shes determined to make him proud. But when she meets the young Middle Eastern instructor of her essay prep class, a door to a whole new world opens.
Zayed Anwar has lived a life Mars can barely imagine, or understand. But as he challenges both her intellect and her emotions, she finds herself making bold new choices, and looking at everything through a new lens. Falling in love is as frightening as it is exciting, until she realizes that Zayed is keeping painful secrets from hersecrets that could shatter her all over again. **