As an author, I read many books from all the genres. Most I enjoy and a few I find too good to not share. Such is "Bitter Almonds." I am pleased to post my review and urge you to add it to your bookshelf.
The author of this exemplary book has a unique way of
connecting with the wider world bringing to the reader an intimate story of a
family facing the drama of living in a torn country, experiencing the love-hate
relationships within the close-knit family of Mama Subhia and Uncle Mustafa, yet
sentimental when both Omar and his best friend Marwan fall in love with Nadia,
the beautiful daughter. Struggling in their efforts to resolve the conflict, traditional
customs require patience and sacrifice. This is a story of a family where greed,
selfishness, and intrigue, as well as deep love and affection, cross cultural lines and will be recognized by all as
universal. My favorite character is Huda and you'll have to read the book
to determine why.
This is an important
book not only from the intriguing story but written at a time when
understanding within multicultures is pivital to achieving harmony and peace in