Monday, February 26, 2018

A Heart Touching Story - Little Maryam by Hamid Baig

If you would like to read emotional books, try "Little Maryam" by Hamid Baig. It is so touching that I literally cried at the end. This book shows the power of unconditional love in a magnificent way.


Book Blurb
While giving an acceptance speech for his Nobel Prize nomination, Dr. Saadiq Haider, a renowned gene therapist and professor at Stanford University, receives a phone call that changes his life. Abandoning his duties and responsibilities, Saadiq hurriedly boards a flight bound for India, embarking on a journey that spans thousands of miles and pulls him back into a past Saadiq thought long-buried. Seated next to him on the flight, Anne Miller-an intrepid journalist with a nose for headline news-senses the reclusive genius has a story to tell. During the flight, Anne manages to break through Saadiq's hard exterior and listens, rapt, as he unfurls a tale fraught with love and heartbreak. His story transports Anne back in time to a small, sleepy town nestled in the mountains of northern India, where Saadiq spent his childhood. Through Saadiq's narrative, Anne meets Maryam and witnesses the friendship between Maryam and Saadiq mature into an intense love; a love that is tested when tragedy strikes and the lovers are separated. Try as they might, their devotion is no match against the workings of fate, and the tighter Saadiq and Maryam cling to one another, the faster they slip apart. Now, after two decades of trying to forget his past with alcohol and drug abuse, Saadiq tells Anne that fate has acted again; Maryam is the hospital, her condition critical. When their plane lands in India, the newfound friends part ways and while Saadiq rushes to Maryam's side, Anne returns to her life, grateful to have met the enigmatic man. Months later, Anne learns that after wrenching Maryam from the indomitable grip of death, Saadiq took her back to America, where they finally married. But, her assumption that the greatest love story she had ever known would end happily is shattered when Anne receives devastating news. Reviews: "Little Maryam is a compelling story, filled with pain and heart, and culminating in such a poignant and original twist, it stayed with me for days after I put the book down." -Francine LaSala Author of A Comfortable Madness
"Little Maryam" is the story about Saadiq, a smart-intelligent boy, and Mariyam. Saadiq's father was a gardener in Mariyam's father garden. Her father was a colonel. Saadiq father introduced Saadiq to little Maryam. Soon they became friends. Their friendship converted into love soon. But a tragedy struck and they were forced to part ways. After many years they met again, but circumstances were different. Maryam had met an accident, and her memory of being married to another man and having an ill daughter is wiped out. Saadiq and Maryam tried to bring her memory back but couldn't so they moved on and got married. One day Sadiq found out about Salman, Maryam's husband, and her daughter Sania. Sania had a heart disease and a rare blood type which happens to be same as Saadiq's blood type. The situation became emotional where Saadiq had to decide the future of Sania.

The book is written very nicely. The part where Saadiq took the decision to save Maryam's daughter is written so beautifully that I can't hold back my tears while reading. The story I found a little bit clich├ęd but it's written so beautifully that I am able to forget that.

If you believe in love then you should read this book. This book is a perfect example of an unconditional love. And lastly Kudos to the author for writing.

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover : - 3.5/5
  2. Content : - 4/5
  3. Character : - 4/5
  4. Concept : - 3/5
  5. Overall : - 4/5
Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

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