Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz

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Two sisters find their childhood interrupted when their beloved Irish mother dies while they’re barely in their teens. Left to fend for themselves with only their impetuous and remote Sikh uncle overseeing them, the girls head down a wayward path. One develops anorexia, the other winds up pregnant and alone at 16. When tragedy strikes again, a return home reveals the truth behind an untimely death.

Bone & Bread, Saleema Nawaz, $23. Available at Indigo.ca and Amazon.ca.