When the Apricots Bloom | Mindful Puzzles

When the Apricots Bloom

Author: Gina Wilkinson
Publisher: Hachette Australia
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In this novel inspired by the author’s real-life experiences, issues of trust, friendship and motherhood are explored in all their complexities. Under the rule of a dictator in Iraq, the secret police demand Huda, a secretary at the Australian embassy, befriend and spy on the deputy ambassador’s wife Ally. Told through the eyes of Huda, Ally, and Huda’s former friend Rania, three very different women are forced to confront the limits of loyalty, morality, and forgiveness within their complicated relationships.

Reading room discussion: What would you do if you found yourself in the position of each of the women?

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