Thanks to everyone who entered the Daughters of Iraq book giveaway in July on Goodreads. Congratulations to the two lucky winners of the drawing: Chatterbox and Janice! I sincerely hope that you enjoy the story as much as I loved writing it!
There were over 1,000 entries for the drawing and I was touched that there was so much interest for Daughters of Iraq. One of the reasons I wrote the book was to share the everyday voices of ordinary Israeli people, voices that are not often heard. Each of them has a story that deserves to be shared with the world.
Some good news for those who are interested in another chance to win a copy of Daughters of Iraq — I’ll be starting a blog tour in the next month during which I’ll be giving interviews, writing guest posts and having more giveaways of Daughters of Iraq. Once the dates are finalized, I’ll post them on my Goodreads page, so please be sure to come back!
Again, thank you for your support and interest.
Daughters of Iraq is the story of emigration of a Jewish family from Iraq to newly-established Israel as experienced by two sisters: Violet, whom we learn about through a diary she kept after being diagnosed with a critical illness, and through Farida, whose personality unfolds through her relationship with her new surroundings and her new life. Violet’s daughter, Noa, a student in her twenties in the late twentieth century, also has a prominent voice in the story. Noa embarks on a spiritual quest to the past, so that she can learn how to build her life in the present and for the future. While each of the three women is struggling with her own issues, they are all looking for the same thing: happiness. They share a strong sense of family and of their deep roots, and are all inextricably linked to each other.