1. Image Description: A vertical shot of a book cover. The cover background is dark, perhaps black or a very deep green, with gold paisley & floral motif. The center is a Persian-style miniature painting of two women, one dressed in tight-fitted white and the other in loose flowing red skirt and top. Both women also have sheer white over-layers. They are standing facing each other in a garden, and appear to be sharing some sort of fruit. Above the painting is text that says “Stealing” and under the painting it says “Nasreen”. Under that says “a novel by Farzana Doctor” and below that it says “Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series”.
Book: Stealing Nasreen by Farzana Doctor (2007)
Book Description from Amazon:

Fiction. STEALING NASREEN is a novel about the lives of three very  different people, all of whom belong to the same small religious  community. Set in Toronto with back story in Mumbai, Nasreen Bastawala,  an Indo-Canadian lesbian and burnt-out psychologist, becomes enmeshed in  the lives of Shaffiq and Salma Paperwala, new immigrants from Mumbai.  While working in the same Toronto hospital as Nasreen, Shaffiq develops a  persistent and confusing fascination with Nasreen, causing him to bring  home and hide things he “finds” in her office. Salma, his wife,  discovers some of these hidden treasures and suspects that something is  amiss. Unbeknownst to Shaffiq, Nasreen begins attending weekly Gujarati  classes taught by Salma, who finds herself inexplicably attracted to her  student. This attraction harkens back memories and regrets Salma holds  about a lesbian affair that ended badly years ago. Without knowing that  it is happening, Nasreen becomes the centre of Shaffiq and Salma’s  lives. Each keeps a secret about Nasreen, and in so doing risks their  marriage, while Nasreen struggles to come to terms with her mother’s  death, her recent break-up, and her new relationship with her father. An  impulsive kiss between Salma and Nasreen sets off a surprising course  of events.

About the Author:

Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author and social  worker. Her novel,  Stealing Nasreen (Inanna, 2007) has  received critical  acclaim from the  Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, and NOW  Magazine. She has had her  poetry, reviews, short stories  and  creative non-fiction published in  NOW, Trikone, Herizons,  Siren, Aurat Durbar and Sightlines 7 Anthology.  She has  also  co-written a manual for therapists and was part of the  video  collective that produced the documentary, “Rewriting the   Script”. She is now working on her second novel.

Click thru link is to Amazon.

    Image Description: A vertical shot of a book cover. The cover background is dark, perhaps black or a very deep green, with gold paisley & floral motif. The center is a Persian-style miniature painting of two women, one dressed in tight-fitted white and the other in loose flowing red skirt and top. Both women also have sheer white over-layers. They are standing facing each other in a garden, and appear to be sharing some sort of fruit. Above the painting is text that says “Stealing” and under the painting it says “Nasreen”. Under that says “a novel by Farzana Doctor” and below that it says “Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series”.

    Book: Stealing Nasreen by Farzana Doctor (2007)

    Book Description from Amazon:

    Fiction. STEALING NASREEN is a novel about the lives of three very different people, all of whom belong to the same small religious community. Set in Toronto with back story in Mumbai, Nasreen Bastawala, an Indo-Canadian lesbian and burnt-out psychologist, becomes enmeshed in the lives of Shaffiq and Salma Paperwala, new immigrants from Mumbai. While working in the same Toronto hospital as Nasreen, Shaffiq develops a persistent and confusing fascination with Nasreen, causing him to bring home and hide things he “finds” in her office. Salma, his wife, discovers some of these hidden treasures and suspects that something is amiss. Unbeknownst to Shaffiq, Nasreen begins attending weekly Gujarati classes taught by Salma, who finds herself inexplicably attracted to her student. This attraction harkens back memories and regrets Salma holds about a lesbian affair that ended badly years ago. Without knowing that it is happening, Nasreen becomes the centre of Shaffiq and Salma’s lives. Each keeps a secret about Nasreen, and in so doing risks their marriage, while Nasreen struggles to come to terms with her mother’s death, her recent break-up, and her new relationship with her father. An impulsive kiss between Salma and Nasreen sets off a surprising course of events.

    About the Author:

    Farzana Doctor is a Toronto-based author and social worker. Her novel, Stealing Nasreen (Inanna, 2007) has received critical acclaim from the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, and NOW Magazine. She has had her poetry, reviews, short stories and creative non-fiction published in NOW, Trikone, Herizons, Siren, Aurat Durbar and Sightlines 7 Anthology. She has also co-written a manual for therapists and was part of the video collective that produced the documentary, “Rewriting the Script”. She is now working on her second novel.

    Click thru link is to Amazon.

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    that sounds like a good book its in my wishlist now!
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    grr i wanted to read this novel for such a long time and i can’t find it wah
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