About Lilas Taha

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“Lilas Taha’s BITTER LMONDS exemplifies struggle of displacement, power of human spirit.” Author interview and book discussion in Elan Magazine


“Lilas Taha’s great gift in BITTER ALMONDS is to create characters and scenes so richly resonant with life and vitality, that the complicated, lush world of the Middle East feels as tangible and close as any world you are living in. Crucial in our strange days? Perhaps more than anything.”

– Naomi Shihab Nye
Author of Habibi

Taha will be at a reading and discussion event for BITTER ALMONDS on October 7th, 2015 at Sakeyat Addaraweesh in Amman, Jordan.


“An inthralling mix of history and Palestinian culture. Riveting.” In The City: Short book review in The Lady

“Both an engaging romance and a convincing period drama.” Read full review of Lilas Taha’s bitter-sweet story about Palestinians in Damascus in The National

“Lilas Taha’s Bitter Almonds encompasses the pain of exile.” Author interview in The National

BITTER ALMONDS made it to the Gulf Times Newspaper. The article talks about books by Arab Women writers.

SHADOWS OF DAMASCUS was chosen as a finalist in the Mainstream w/Romantic Elements category of the Colorado Romance Writers 2015 Award of Excellence Contest. To see the finalists list on the CRW website, click here. Winners will be announced at the CRW conference in Denver, Colorado on August 8, 2015.

Finalist Medallion-Mainstream

“Lilas Taha’s Bitter Almonds is the gripping story of Palestinian exiles in Damascus who search for a sense of home and belonging. Set against the backdrop of political upheavals and wars, the author goes beyond headline news and skillfully portrays the characters as fully-realized human beings who cope with tangled relationships bound by complicated social customs. Written with compassion and a keen awareness of matters of the heart, this is a beautiful and moving tribute to the strength of the human spirit and the endearing power of love.”

-Ann Weisgraber
Author of The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, and The Promise