• List Price: CDN$ 22.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 6.06 (26%)
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35.
Only 8 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Where The Air Is Sweet has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Minimal signs of wear, may contain some highlighting and/or writing.
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Where The Air Is Sweet Paperback – Deckle Edge, Jun 3 2014

4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
Paperback, Deckle Edge
CDN$ 16.93
CDN$ 16.93 CDN$ 3.00

The Vinyl Store

click to open popover

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (June 3 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1443408174
  • ISBN-13: 978-1443408172
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.4 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #129,421 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Product description


“Beautifully written and brimming with intelligence. A wonderful debut.” (Katrina Onstand, author of the Giller Prize nominatee <em>Everybody Has Everything</em>)

“This story is at turns engrossing, shocking, beautiful, yet revolting in its dark reality. But it is an important history of a displaced diaspora searching for a place in this world to call home.” (<em>The Globe and Mail</em>)

“Readers are drawn into the family’s hard-won victories, only to share the acute disbelief and unimaginable pain people must feel when, in a heartbeat, their entire reality shifts from a firm foundation filled with everyday life to a nightmare of violence and homelessness.” (<em>Toronto Star</em>)

Where the Air Is Sweet is a story of family, but it is also a story of rights—the rights of women, the rights of citizens, the rights of humanity. . . . . Beautifully written and deeply emotional.” (<em>National Post</em>)

“Jamal has woven a large cast of characters spanning three generations and three continents into an engrossing tale of race, gender and family relations with a sophisticated eye to their culture origins, and an appreciation for life in Canada, ‘where the air is sweet.’” (<em>Winnipeg Free Press</em>)

“With her graceful, confident prose, Jamal creates a world so real it pulsates with vitality and tenderness. Her characters straddle the permeable, ever-shifting line between homes, between overlapping identities, between longing and belonging, desire and hope.” (Ayelet Tsabari, author of <em>The Best Place on Earth</em>, winner of the Sami Rohr Prize)

“Big of heart and mind, Tasneem Jamal’s powerful debut novel exposes the fragility of belonging and, with its sweeping historical eye, brings home the true meaning of Canada.” (Carrie Snyder, author of the Governor General’s Award–nominated <em>The Juliet Stories</em>)

About the Author

TASNEEM JAMAL was born in Mbarara, Uganda, and immigrated to Canada with her family in 1975. She has worked as a journalist for over a decade at a number of Canadian newspapers, including The Globe and Mail and the National Post. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Chatelaine, Saturday Night magazine and the Literary Review of Canada. She lives in Kitchener with her husband and two daughters

Web: tasneemjamal.ca

Facebook: tasneemjamalauthor

Twitter: @tasneem_jamal

Customer reviews

Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 12 customer reviews

Top customer reviews

June 10, 2016
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
June 10, 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
June 26, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
August 6, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
April 18, 2016
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
July 11, 2014
Format: Paperback|Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
July 2, 2014
Format: Paperback
2 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse
June 25, 2014
Format: Paperback
3 people found this helpful
|Comment|Report abuse

Want to see more reviews on this item?

Where's My Stuff?

Delivery & Returns

Need Help?