2 WILD MULBERRIES
By Iman Humaydan Younes
Published by Arabia Books
Price 7.99 [pounds sterling] Paperback
Sarah is on the brink of adulthood in her village in the mountains of Lebanon in the 1930s, a world itself hesitating on the verge of change. Her father, the sheikh, is uninterested in anything but the silkworms he has always raised, no matter that each year they're worth less. Her conservative aunt worries only about the family's reputation, fearing that Sarah will take after her mother, who ran away 12 years ago and has not been heard of since. Sarah's brother...