Sabiha's Dilemma

Sabiha and her mother Bahra are more than mother and daughter, they’re best friends. It’s been them against the world, with Sabiha being her mother’s carer and confidante during her periodic bipolar breakdowns.

When their extended family comes to Australia, Bahra becomes a Born-Again-Muslim to impress them, and expects Sabiha to step in line as the perfect daughter. Can Sabiha play the part of the good daughter so that her mentally ill mother is accepted back into the Bosnian community?

With the heartbreaking twists of John Green’s novels, and exquisite characters like those of Melina Marchetta’s, you'll love this hilarious, poignant, gutsy and real book.

Sabiha's Dilemma is a ‘raw and honest story about duty and the desire to run free. A strong voice in Australian fiction.’ MELINA MARCHETTA 

Amra Pajalić own voices, young adult, award-winning novel was previously published as The Good Daughter by Text Publishing. The Good Daughter won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature’s Civic Choice Award. It was also a finalist in the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature Best Writing Award and was shortlisted in the 2007 Victorian Premier’s Awards for Best Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Writer. ​

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Reading Age:   14+

BISAC Codes:  FIC019000      FICTION / Literary 

                          FIC081000      FICTION / Muslim, FIC082000      

                          FICTION / Own Voices, FIC043000      

                          FICTION / Coming of Age


Thema Codes: B Fiction: general and literary


Distribution
Ebook:              OverDrive, Bibliotheca, Baker & Taylor, Hoopla, BorrowBox
Book:                IngramSpark

Note: paperbacks from this shop are 8.5 x 5.5 and 8 x 5 from all retailers.  

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9780645331035
Ebook 4.99 3.99 26/02/22
9780645331035
Paperback 12 cm x 20 5 x 8 21.99 9.99 256 26/02/22
9781922871008
Hardcover 13 cm x 21 5.5 x 8.5 34.99 19.99 222 22/06/22
9781922871138
Dyslexic edition 22 cm x 15 9 x 6  29.99 19.99
9781922871121
Large Print 22 cm x 15 9 x 16 49.99 34.99
9781922871084
Audio AI 4.99 4.00 08/07/22
9781922871145
Audio