Bitter Almonds Reviews2020-05-27T20:10:08+00:00

REVIEWS

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

By |June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Bitter Almonds Reviews|0 Comments

ANNOUNCEMENTS

An informative virtual discussion about Bitter Almonds at the Qatar National Library as part of their Community Read Program. I love hearing from readers and working through their analysis of my books. Thank you to all who participated.

Click on the link Gulf Times to read a press release about the event

Had a fantastic discussion of my book LOST IN THYME with the wonderful bookclub ladies of Houston.

Having an amazing creative time during my residency at Art Omi:Writers this fall. International authors coming together, stimulating discussions, shared information and insights from agents and editors, fantastic guidance from staff, and above all an enchanting upper state New York setting in Ghent. Ideas flow, imagination soars and words find new meanings.

Honored to have discussed my novel BITTER ALMONDS with the Arab American National Museum Book Club. Full video at this link AANM Virtual Book Club

Excited to announce the re-release of Shadows of Damascus with new cover and a new publisher.

Now available as an E-book and Paperback

Excited to announce that LOST IN THYME novel is chosen the winner of 2019 Best Book Awards in the Category Fiction: Inspirational. The contest is sponsored by American Book Fest

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Palestinian Stories

Immigrant Lilas .. Using EnglishConveys Arab Woes of Displacement

Full article in Arabic by Journalist Hanan Mutair at SABAQ24.PS News 

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Lost in Thyme has been announced as a Finalist in the category of Fiction: Inspirational in the 2019 International Book Awards.

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New novel LOST IN THYME to be released on November 29, 2018.

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English and Arabic book signing event for Bitter Almonds in Amman, Jordan on October 1st, 2018 during the Amman Book Fair

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Touching Hearts: An Engineer who writes from the heart, touching others.

Full Interview in Qatar Tribune

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Announcing the release of the Arabic translation for Bitter Almonds as اللّوز المُرّ

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Join me for a conversation with Georgetwon University in Qatar on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. For more information click here

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Join me to discuss rhetorical devices uses on Thursday, October 26, 3-5 pm at Tracy Gee Community Center as part of the Houston Writers Guild Fall/Winter Seminar Series. Free to all Houston writers. Click here for more details.

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Let’s help out Houston residents affected by hurricane Harvey. All proceeds will be donated to the Harvey Relief Fund. Starting date pushed to September 16. Let’s work together on Novel Writing at the Fig Writer’s Studio in Houston. For registration and more details click here

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