“A gripping new novel and a brilliant read...with moving stories of the women, culture, and society of Iraq”
Indira Naidoo, Nightlife. ABC Radio National
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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.
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.
Goodreads and the fine folks at Kensington Books are offering 100 book lovers a chance to win a copy of When the Apricots Bloom.
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.
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.
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!
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:
I'm very excited to announce that Hachette will be publishing When the Apricots Bloom in Australia and New Zealand - and with its own cover!
Goodreads and my publishers at Kensington Books have teamed up offer 100 readers a chance to win a copy of my upcoming novel, When the Apricots Bloom.
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 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?
When the Apricots Bloom has made the list of the Herald Sun's most anticipated new releases for 2021. What an amazing honor!
I'm celebrating the first foreign language sales of When the Apricots Bloom - coming to bookstores in Amsterdam & Vilnius next year.
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.