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Bitter Almonds

Bitter Almonds
Bitter Almonds

by: Lilas Taha,
ISBN:9789927118005
Format: Hard cover
Published: 13 August 2015

‘So it is good to eat bitter almonds because they make the sweet ones taste even better?’

Omar is an orphaned Palestinian born into chaos, displaced by violence, and driven by forces beyond his control to find his place in the world. He only has one thing to hold on to: a love that propels him forward and gives him hope. Nadia is carefree and tries to be oblivious to the tough realities of her world in Damascus. But she is confronted with a cruel load thrust upon her by selfish and cowardly brother. Will she break out of her traditional social mould to create her own destiny?

Heartbreaking and moving, Bitter Almonds is about displacement and exile, family duty and honour, and the universal feelings of love and loss. This is a book to break your heart, but it is also a book of hope and admiration at the resilience of the human spirit.

Reviews: ‘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

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Reviews: ‘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

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