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Author Wilkinson, Gina, 1970- author.

Title When the apricots bloom / Gina Wilkinson.

Publication Info. New York : Kensington Publishing, [2021]

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 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Fiction  F Wilkinson    New Books Pittsburg 2ndFL  Available
Description 312 pages ; 21 cm.
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Note Includes discussion questions.
Summary 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 mukhabarat'the secret police who watch and listen for any scrap of information that can be used against America and its allies. They have ordered her to befriend Ally Wilson, the deputy ambassador's wife. Huda has no wish to be an informant, but fears for her teenaged son, who may be forced to join a deadly militia. Nor does she know that Ally has dangerous secrets of her own. Huda's former friend, Rania, enjoyed a privileged upbringing as the daughter of a sheikh. Now her family's wealth is gone, and Rania too 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.
Subject Women -- Iraq -- Fiction.
Informers -- Fiction.
Families -- Fiction.
Mother and child -- Fiction.
Diplomats -- Fiction.
Diplomatic and consular service -- Fiction.
Embassy buildings -- Fiction.
Baghdad (Iraq) -- Fiction.
ISBN 9781496729354 (pbk.)
1496729358 (pbk.)

 
    
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