Scattered Ashes

by Dona Sarkar
ISBN: 9781601838995
Publish Date: 11/8/2016
Format: ePub
Categories: Fiction Women, Lyrical Press, Fresh Voices, Coming of Age



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Staff Pick & Review by Michelle F.

Dona's debut with Lyrical strikes all the right notes, pun not intended. Rebuilding after a loss, cultural diversity, starting over, the fear of the unknown...these are all timely topics that Sarkar spins into a tale that draws you in and doesn't let you go until you've turned the final page.

Mars and Zayed have a lot to work through - their own pasts, the demons they’re battling, and the secrets they keep. It's a bumpy ride for them, and it's probably a good idea to keep a tissue nearby, because Scattered Ashes touches the heart and opens the eyes.


Sometimes facing the future means saying goodbye to the past.

A remarkable story of love and loss, Dona Sarkar’s 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.

Mars Alexander is the girl who has everything—the right clothes, the perfect boyfriend, the best grades. But when her military father is declared dead, Mars refuses to believe it—and refuses to say goodbye. With no body to bury, she’s convinced her father will return from Afghanistan, and she’s 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 her—secrets that could shatter her all over again.

Scattered Ashes

About Dona Sarkar :

Dona Sarkar wishes she’d been born as a cat so she could have had 9 lives. Since that didn’t work out, she decided to live 9 lives in this one. She spends her days making holograms at Microsoft, celebrates diversity in STEM fields as a fashion blogger at Fibonacci Sequins and is launching her first fashion line called Prima Dona Style this year.

She is also the published author of three novels and one non-fiction book.

Dona lives in Seattle with her really patient husband and her muse, a very bossy tabby cat named Ash. She can be reached at: donasarkar.com; twitter.com/donasarkar; and facebook.com/donasarkarbooks.


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