Reviews

  • Colourfully woven and beguilingly intelligent

    Daily Telegraph
  • A powerful book; thoughtful, provoking and compassionate

    Joanne Harris, author of Chocolat
  • A gorgeous, jewelled, luxurious book

    The Times
  • Rich and wide as the Euphrates river along whose banks it begins and ends, Elif Shafak has woven with masterful care and compassion one immigrant family's heartbreaking story - a story nurtured in the terrible silences between men and women trying to grow within ancient ways, all the while growing past them. I loved this book

    Sarah Blake, author of The Postmistress
  • Elif Shafak tells stories of great urgency, heart, and intellectual acuity. Honour is a powerful tale of family connection and heartbreak, offering us insight and delight in equal measure. This is a compulsively readable novel, an exquisite and deep rendering of the fullness of life.

    Aurelie Sheehan, author of The Anxiety of Everyday Objects
  • Shafak will challenge Paulo Coelho's dominance

    The Independent
  • An honour killing is at the centre of this stunning novel... Exotic, evocative and utterly gripping

    The Times
  • Lushly and memorably magic-realist... This is an extraordinarily skilfully crafted and ambitious narrative

    The Independent
  • The book calls to mind The Color Purple in the fierceness of its engagement with male violence and its determination to see its characters to a better place. But Shafak is closer to Isabel Allende in spirit, confidence and charm. Her portrayal of Muslim cultures, both traditional and globalising, is as hopeful as it is politically sophisticated. This alone should gain her the world audience she has long deserved

    The Guardian
  • In Honour, Shafak treats an important, absorbing subject in a fast-paced, internationally familiar style that will make it accessible to a wide readership

    Sunday Times

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