Ammi, a pregnant 24-year-old, flees New Delhi with millions of Muslim migrants in the early hours of the 1947 Partition of India, clawing her way through a controversial caste system and into the heart of Lahori society.
A family broken by betrayal.
Two of Ammi's beloved sons immigrate to the United States and secretly marry dazzling, contemporary American brides. One bride converts to Islam. The other commits apostasy, the sin of all sins.
Three women who stand to lose everything.
The collision of two belief systems—two worlds—come to a head as Ammi, Carolyn, and Ivy fight to keep their own marriages, families, and futures secure.
"Fans of family saga-style novels will find a richer, deeper and more harrowing story than ever before when they read Whispers From The East. Amie Ali presents a stark and authentic look at an under-represented culture, delivering the sights, sounds and senses of the East with a relatable style of storytelling. The characters are fully fleshed out and their complex relationships and belief systems become second nature to the reader as the story goes on. The plot of seeking peace and understanding between two vastly different cultures is dealt with compassionately, despite its vivid and moving tribulations, and Ammi in particular is a character that every reader will feel deeply for." (Readers' Favorite)
“This writer, you'd better watch her. She has amazing prose...She's an amazing writer. Again, I say, you see she is so visual. She does great characters too. It's a really good book.” (NYT Bestselling Author Bonnie Hearn Hill on KMPH Fox's Great Day Book Club)
"This novel is really in a league of its own. I can't really compare it to anything I have read before. It is powerful with a great message." (Texas Book Nook)
Amie Ali's stories focus on the lives of Western women who find love among the cultural breadth of Middle Eastern, North African, and South Asian countries. Weaving western expectations of love and family with extensive cultural and religious differences, she enjoys writing stories that bridge divides and offer a peek into these diverse, often controversial relationships.
Watch this KMPH Fox Television segment where Whispers from the East is ranked as #3 for the Great Day Book Club
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