When the Apricots Bloom
International bestseller, Target Book Club Pick, Buzzfeed Top Historical Fiction Novel of 2021 & one of the 30 Buzz Books of the season!
Inspired by her experiences stationed in Baghdad during the rule of Saddam Hussein, 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
"In this vivid debut, set in early 2000s Baghdad, secrets and lies mingle as easily as the scent of apricot blossoms and nargilah smoke. Richly drawn characters and a high-stakes plot."