When the Apricots Bloom
Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson's evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millennia.
A secretary, an artist and a diplomat’s wife must confront the complexities of trust, friendship, and motherhood under the rule of a dictator and his ruthless secret police. Read more
“I read this novel with my heart in my throat. Wilkinson’s atmospheric and suspenseful novel explores complicated relationships, risks, lies, and betrayals.”
Lisa Johnson, Penguin Bookshop, Sewickley, PA