Pakistan: A Vibrant Heritage, Culture and People

As part of this year's One Book, One Chicago theme, here's a beyond our borders to Pakistan, a country of beautiful natural settings, historical landmarks and a diverse population. One of the Chicago Sister Cities International, Lahore, is a prominent center for the arts, film and literature, and also the home of Mohsin Hamid, author of this year's selection, Exit West. Two of the UNESCO World Heritage sites are located within Lahore's environs: Alamgiri Gate at Lahore Fort and Shalimar Gardens. As you journey beyond Lahore, discover Pakistan's natural beauty, people and the cuisine of this amazing country.

From Mountains To Mangroves: Protecting Pakistan's Natural Heritage: This engaging work, along with supported research, features conservation activities taking place across Pakistan. From the Karakoram Mountains to the Makran Coast, the stories were chosen from award-winning, environmental journalist, Rina Saeed Khan's travels and dedicated work over the past 20 years.

A Photographic Field Guide to the Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh: With thousands of photos, this classic work features maps and illustrations of birds inhabiting the Indian subcontinent, and a brief history of ornithology in this region of South Asia.

The Silk Road: In 1992, writer and scholar Bill Porter left his home in Hong Kong to travel from China to Pakistan by way of the famous Silk Road. In this updated edition, travel with Porter and discover the changes, challenges and new discoveries awaiting future travelers.

Summers Under The Tamarind Tree: Recipes And Memories From Pakistan: Lawyer-turned-food writer and teacher Sumayya Usmani's book introduces us to the flavors of Pakistan, featuring over a hundred recipes celebrating the heritage and traditions of her home country. Experience the diverse flavors and delicacies of this international cuisine.

We Are Displaced: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Laureate, shares her story along with those of just some of the incredible girls she has met on her visits to refugee camps and cities where the girls and their families have settled. Yousafzai recounts her own journey as a refugee, encouraging all to become locally involved in their own communities by outreaching to those seeking a safe place to call home.