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To celebrate Women's Fiction Day, I'm giving away 3 copies of When the Apricots Bloom and inviting you to join in the fun, meet new authors, and get more chances to win on June 8!
New SMH Review: 'Mesmerizing Force'
Novelist Jessie Tu, author of the 2020 hit A Lonely Girl is a Dangerous Thing, dives deep in her review of When the Apricots Bloom, published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
A Bittersweet Honor from AWW
If you're not Australian you may not have heard of the Australian Women's Weekly, but it holds a unique place in our culture. It's by far the most widely read magazine Down Under.
Fact Meets Fiction:
I met these two little girls in 2002, not far from Baghdad’s Mutanabbi book market. The little girl at the front proudly showed me the dress she chose for her aunt's wedding.
Ooh la la!
When my editor told me When the Apricots Bloom was getting French flaps, I admit, I was relieved to discover it's not some new, painful trend in European plastic surgery.
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Find out where fact meets fiction in When the Apricots Blooms, at my very first US indie bookstore event. Join online from the comfort of your own home thanks to Foxtales!
When the Apricots Bloom in the News
2021 is off & away, with the Australian launch of When the Apricots Bloom – and the North American and UK release coming up on February 2. Here are some of the first reactions:
Discover Where Fact Meets Fiction
There's a saying that Cairo writes, Beirut publishes, Baghdad reads. I snapped this shot at Mutanabbi market in 2003. It's also the setting for a key scene in my latest book.
Buzzfeed's Top Picks for Historical Fiction
Buzzfeed has listed When the Apricots Bloom as one of its top-rated historical fiction novels for 2021! It raises the question of what does or doesn't qualify as historical fiction?
Buzz Books: Apricots in the News
When the Apricots Bloom has been named one of the '30 Great Reads' to be released in Fall/Winter 2020. The AP, NYT, Washington Post, and others covered the news.