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When the apricots bloom [Paperback]

Wilkinson, Gina, 1970-2020
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.
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Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2020.©2020
312 pages ; 24 cm.
"Friendship, trust, motherhood under the rule of a dictator in Baghdad" -- Cover.Includes reading group guide.
9780733646409978073364640997807336464099780733646409 (paperback)
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Beaumaris LibraryAdult FictionWILKOnloan - Due: 25 May 2022
Brighton LibraryAdult FictionWILKOnloan - Due: 24 May 2022
Hampton Library (CLOSED for refurbishment)Adult FictionWILKItem Unavailable due to Library Building Works (in storage) (Set: 26 Mar 2022)
Sandringham LibraryAdult FictionWILKAvailable
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