When the apricots bloom
—Wilkinson, Gina, 1970- author.
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2021
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At night, in Huda's fragrant garden, a breeze sweeps in from the desert encircling Baghdad, rustling the leaves of her apricot trees and carrying warning of visitors at her gate. Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, lives in fear of the secret police, who have ordered her to befriend Ally, the deputy ambassador's wife. Huda's former friend Rania, an artist, enjoyed a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a sheikh. Now her family's wealth is gone, and Rania is battling to keep her child safe and a roof over their heads. As the women's lives intersect, their hidden pasts spill into the present. Facing possible betrayal at every turn, all three must trust in a fragile, newfound loyalty, even as they discover how much they are willing to sacrifice to protect their families.

Item Details
Subjects:
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Secrecy -- Fiction.
Women -- Iraq -- Fiction.
Genre:
Domestic fiction.
Psychological fiction.
ISBN:
9781496729354
1496729358
Description:
312 pages ; 21 cm
Notes:
Includes reading group guide.
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