A BuzzFeed Best Book of September 2021!
“This stunning debut is sure to entertain.” — BuzzFeed“A genre-bending debut that highlights the intergenerational echoes of pivotal historical events.” — Kirkus Reviews
ABOUT HOUSE OF GLASS HEARTS:
The book tells the story of Maera, a teenager, living in America, whose brother went missing during a family trip to Karachi ten years ago.
Maera lives with her mother, and her brother’s disappearance, along with her parents’ subsequent divorce is one of the subjects they don’t discuss, ever.
But then Maera’s grandfather dies in Pakistan, and a mysterious greenhouse, one that Maera recognizes as her his, magically appears overnight in the family’s backyard.
Maera becomes convinced that the greenhouse is the key to unlocking her family’s secrets – and perhaps recovering her long-lost brother.Part magical realism, part horror, part history, HOUSE OF GLASS HEARTS is told in two intertwined narratives.
Leila Siddiqui is a Chicago-born Texan who calls New York home. She currently works in publishing in the marketing department.
She is a horror film devotee and when not writing spends her time fawning over her very floofy cat.
She lives with her partner in Queens, and House of Glass Hearts is her first novel.
Find her on Twitter @leilawrites or online at www.LeilaSiddiqui.com.