October 2019 Update: The Paperback Edition of The Oyster Thief will be Released Soon!

The time has come at last! I’m so pleased to announce that on October 8, the paperback edition of The Oyster Thief will be available for purchase wherever books are sold! It has been an incredible year for me as an author.

From the book launch last year, to talking to bloggers and fans, and now the release of the paperback, I thought it would be great to look over some Oyster Thief highlights!


The Oyster Thief’s highlight reel

Here are some of my favorite endorsements and reviews.

“Sonia Faruqi had me at the word ‘mermaid.’ The Oyster Thief creates a lush, imaginary underwater world that somehow manages to reinforce the reality of the need for environmental awareness—it’s unlike anything I’ve ever read.” —Jodi Picoult, bestselling author of My Sister’s Keeper

The Oyster Thief deftly weaves a mermaid’s tale while bringing real and urgent ocean conservation issues to the reader’s attention.” —Dr. Sylvia Earle, ocean scientist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence

“A stand-out in the current crop of books about merfolk is The Oyster Thief, the fiction debut of Sonia Faruqi. In its own way, The Oyster Thief is an activist tale too…. The charm of this beguiling novel is in all the details of the underwater world that Faruqi has dreamed up.” —The Globe and Mail


I was pleased to do two book events in Toronto this September. Ocean conversation and environmental awareness cross generations, as one event was for seniors and the other for university students.

A Book Talk for The Oyster Thief at the University of Toronto


A Book Talk for The Oyster Thief in Scarborough, Ontario

 And below are a few photos from the book launch party in October 2018!

The Oyster Thief’s Book Launch Party