Bloomsbury Children’s Books is delighted to offer adult reading groups the opportunity to win 10 copies of As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow, a brand-new YA novel by debut author Zoulfa Katouh, to read and review! An epic, emotional, breathtaking story of love and loss set amid the Syrian revolution, it is the perfect book for all ages to read and enjoy.
About As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow
Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria. She still had her parents and her big brother; she still had her home. She was even supposed to be meeting a boy to talk about marriage.
Now Salama volunteers at a hospital in Homs, helping the wounded who flood through the doors. She knows that she should be thinking about leaving, but who will help the people of her beloved country if she doesn’t? With her heart so conflicted, her mind has conjured a vision to spur her to action. His name is Khawf, and he haunts her nights with hallucinations of everything she has lost.
But even with Khawf pressing her to leave, when she crosses paths with Kenan, the boy she was supposed to meet on that fateful day, she starts to doubt her resolve in leaving home at all. Soon, Salama must learn to see the events around her for what they truly are—not a war, but a revolution—and decide how she, too, will cry for Syria’s freedom.
How to get involved
To be in with a chance of winning 10 copies of As Long as the Lemon Trees Grow to read and review with your reading group, please log in and complete the survey below by Tuesday 19 July. If successful, each of your members will be expected to share a review on Amazon, Goodreads, Waterstones or the Reading Groups for Everyone website within eight weeks of receiving the books. Please only pitch if you can commit to this.
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