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Bitter Almonds Hardcover – 13 August 2015

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation; UK ed. edition (13 August 2015)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 320 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 9927118007
  • ISBN-13 : 978-9927118005
  • Dimensions : 15.62 x 3.1 x 24.33 cm
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A beautiful and moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love.--Ann Weisgarber, author of Orange-shortlisted THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE

"A beautiful and moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love." Ann Weisgarber, author of Orange-shortlisted THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE

"Lilas Taha's great gift in "Bitter Almonds "is to create characters and scenes so richly resonant with life and vitality, that the complicated, lush world of the Middle East feels as tangible and close as any world you are living in. Crucial in our strange days? Perhaps more than anything." Naomi Shihab Nye, author of HABIBI

"An enthralling mix of history and Palestinian culture... Riveting." "The Lady Magazine""

" . . . [T]he novel deals poignantly with both the issue of drawing the boundaries of responsibility along familial lines and, by extension, along national lines, in the sense that filial responsibility is tied to national identity. In doing so, it offers a hopeful glimpse into the possibilities of family-building and belonging beyond blood-bound ties, which has profound implications for developing the larger, social, global family." Nahrain Al-Mousawi, "Middle East Monitor"

"A beautiful and moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love." Ann Weisgarber, author of Orange-shortlisted THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE

"Lilas Taha's great gift in "Bitter Almonds "is to create characters and scenes so richly resonant with life and vitality, that the complicated, lush world of the Middle East feels as tangible and close as any world you are living in. Crucial in our strange days? Perhaps more than anything." Naomi Shihab Nye, author of HABIBI

"An enthralling mix of history and Palestinian culture... Riveting." "The Lady Magazine""

" . . . [T]he novel deals poignantly with both the issue of drawing the boundaries of responsibility along familial lines and, by extension, along national lines, in the sense that filial responsibility is tied to national identity. In doing so, it offers a hopeful glimpse into the possibilities of family-building and belonging beyond blood-bound ties, which has profound implications for developing the larger, social, global family." --Nahrain Al-Mousawi, Middle East Monitor

"A beautiful and moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the enduring power of love." --Ann Weisgarber, author of Orange-shortlisted THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF RACHEL DUPREE

"Lilas Taha's great gift in Bitter Almonds is to create characters and scenes so richly resonant with life and vitality, that the complicated, lush world of the Middle East feels as tangible and close as any world you are living in. Crucial in our strange days? Perhaps more than anything." --Naomi Shihab Nye, author of HABIBI

"An enthralling mix of history and Palestinian culture... Riveting." --The Lady Magazine

About the Author

Lilas Taha--a writer, an electrical engineer, and an advocate for domestic abuse victims--was born in Kuwait to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father. After studying electrical engineering at Kuwait University, she immigrated to the U.S. when Saddam Hussein's Iraq invaded Kuwait. Taha earned a master's degree from the University of Wisconsin. Her first novel was Shadows of Damascus. A Houston Writers Guild member, she lives in Sugar Land, Texas, with her husband, daughter, and son.

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