Book review – Bitter Almonds

Bitter Almonds
by Lilas Taha
published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
ISBN 9789927118005bitter-almonds
Price £16.99 hardback

Omar is an orphaned Palestinian born into chaos and driven by forces beyond his control to find his place in the world. He has only one thing to hold on to: a love that propels him forward. 

Nadia is young and idealistic. Her attempts to be oblivious to the bleak reality in Damascus are thwarted by her cowardly brother. Will she be able to 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.


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