This book was a lovely surprise. I picked it up because I needed a book set in Pakistan for the Around the World in 80 books challenge. It's a lovely, lovely book of short stories, most of them set around Lahore and in the world of an important family, the Harouni. The stories feature members of the family, members of the staff. Different characters, of different social classes : well to do young men and women, servants, field workers. You get a feel of a Pakistan we don't read or hear about. Every day life, every day people, with every day, tragic and devastating problems and every day lovely surprises.