A Small Fortune

When he receives a significant sum of money as part of his divorce settlement with an English woman, Harris, the patriarch of a large Pakistani family, must decide which of his relatives to give it to. Rosie Dastgir's debut novel reveals her gift for capturing characters and cultures complicated by a burden of riches.

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Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…