Tune into Asian FX on July 25th from 8am to the “Sunday Smooth” show, Sara will be joining Seli for an easy Sunday morning chat.
From Monday 19th July, check out the Asian FX Instagram and Facebook pages for details on how to enter.
Sara lives in London and was born in Hertfordshire to Indian and English parents.
She spent much of her childhood in Wembley, where her mother’s parents live, and her debut novel The Reading List is partly inspired by her grandfather who immediately found a connection with his granddaughter through books.
A new chapter is just beginning…
A love letter to reading and some of our best-loved novels, THE READING LIST is the story that everyone needs on their nightstand in 2021.
Widower Mukesh lives a quiet life after the loss of his wife Naina. He shops every Wednesday, goes to Temple, and worries about his disinterested granddaughter, Priya, who tucks herself away reading whilst he watches David Attenborough.
Aleisha is working at the local library on Harrow Road for the summer when she discovers a crumpled-up piece of paper in the back of To Kill A Mockingbird with a list of books that she’s never heard of before – let alone read. In turn, each story on the reading list gives up its magic, transporting Aleisha away from the painful realities she’s facing at home.
And when Mukesh arrives at the library, desperate to forge a connection with his bookworm of a granddaughter, Aleisha discovers that the reading list will be a lifeline for him too. And so begins a new chapter between two lonely souls, who’ll learn that fiction can teach them a whole lot about real life…
The Reading List releases on Hardback on 23rd July 2021 (HarperCollins)