Archive for January, 2013

Hello Friends – My book “Obscure Women Obscure Stories” is now also available for download on your iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Please download and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it and share these stories with your friends as well.

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A Happy New Year to the readers of ParveenTalpur.com!

In 2012, through my blog I was able to not only express my opinion, but to hear many of you who took the time to read my ideas and respond with your own. In the process, I have made some good friends that would have never come about had this little blog not launched in May 2012.

I want to thank you for your continued interest – I really mean that – and I hope to present even more engaging stories for you in 2013.

I am pleased to let you know that “Obscure Women Obscure Stories,” my newest trilogy of Pakistani Short Stories, is now available for download on your Kindle through Amazon. Click here.

Acclaim for Obscure Women Obscure Stories

Frances De Pontes Peebles (author of “The Seamstress”) calls it “Heartfelt and ambitious”; Kirsten Wasson (author of “Almost Everything Takes Forever”) says “[Obscure Women Obscure Stories] is written in an original compelling voice”; Amjed Qamar (author of “Beneath My Mother’s Feet”) says “Obscure Women Obscure Stories is rich with historical detail.”

The Stories

Obscure Women Obscure Stories covers three stories, listed below:

•As democracy ushers in a new era in Pakistan, Wadero Ali Khan, in the heat of his campaign, is faced with a controversial issue. He finds a unique solution to the problem that is more scandalous than the problem itself.

•“Where is my fortune,” a young Bhaag Bhari asks. “It’s all around you. The desert is your fortune,” she is told. Luck always comes to Bhaag Bhari in strange ways and she must pay the price of every gift that comes her way.

•Bina whips up interest in her Pakistani cooking classes in a small college town in upstate New York. But the terrorist attack on the Twin Towers change everything.

Obscure Women Obscure Stories reveals a Pakistan beyond the monotonous day-to-day straight reporting of its military and political developments. The three stories set in different time periods and geographical locales weave the past and present through an engaging narrative that grips the reader with crisp dialog, intriguing plot points – and the vulnerability of women in hostile surroundings.

From thunderous political rallies and rustic remote shrines, to the inner world of surreal sufi experiences and the household of a landlord politician, Obscure Women Obscure Stories takes the readers on a spectacular journey across the landscape of time and space.

Please let me know what you think of Obscure Women Obscure Stories. Download Now.

I look forward to sharing my ideas and hearing yours in 2013. All the best.

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