Short stories collections are the hardest thing for me to review, and I always finish each story and want an entire book to follow through with the character! I won't even try to do justice to this marvelous collection, but will just say that I am definitely purchasing a copy, and I am sure it will be very popular with my students. I do find it vaguely interesting that there are so many Pakistani Muslim writers; most of my Muslim students have Somalian heritage, but this collection does have a nice variety of background. I also found the contributor biographies very helpful; I'll be using them to track down other writing by these authors.
This is a great book to serve as both a mirror and a window-- many of my readers love books set during Christmas, and this is definitely one to recommend to those readers who love the feeling of celebration, family, and festivities... and lots and lots of food!