Author(s): N. H. Senzai
A family trip to India turns into a grand adventure in this contemporary novel about the Great Partition, from the award-winning author of Saving Kabul Corner and Shooting Kabul. A map, two train tickets, and a mission. These are things twelve-year-old Maya and her big sister Zara have when they set off on their own from Delhi to their grandmother s childhood home of Aminpur, a small town in Northern India. Their goal is to find a chest of family treasures that their grandmother s family left behind when they fled from India to Pakistan during the Great Partition. But soon the sisters become separated, and Maya is alone. Determined to find her grandmother s lost chest, she continues her trip, enlisting help on the way from an orphan boy named Jai. Maya s grand adventure through India is as thrilling as it is warm: a journey through her family s history becomes a real coming-of-age quest."