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This is Where I Am

by Karen Campbell - £9.99  Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (2014)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781408832738 | ISBN 10: 1408832739

When recently widowed Deborah Maxwell is assigned by the Scottish Refugee Council to act as mentor to Abdi Hassan, a Somali refugee, the two are drawn into an awkward friendship. They must spend a year together, meeting once a month in different parts of Glasgow.
 
As recently-widowed Deborah opens Abdi's eyes to her beloved city and its people, he teaches her about the importance of family and of laying your ghosts to rest. All Abdi has brought with him is his four-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who lives in a silence no one can reach. Until, one day, she starts talking. And they discover why she had stopped...

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