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Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots: A Novel | [Jessica Soffer]

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots: A Novel

This is a story about accepting the people we love - the people we have to love and the people we choose to love, the families we’re given and the families we make. It’s the story of two women adrift in New York, a widow and an almost-orphan, each searching for someone she’s lost. It’s the story of how, even in moments of grief and darkness, there are joys waiting nearby. Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks, making croissants and chocolat chaud, seeking out rare ingredients, all to earn the love of her distracted chef of a mother, who is now packing her off to boarding school.
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This is a story about accepting the people we love - the people we have to love and the people we choose to love, the families we’re given and the families we make. It’s the story of two women adrift in New York, a widow and an almost-orphan, each searching for someone she’s lost. It’s the story of how, even in moments of grief and darkness, there are joys waiting nearby.

Lorca spends her life poring over cookbooks, making croissants and chocolat chaud, seeking out rare ingredients, all to earn the love of her distracted chef of a mother, who is now packing her off to boarding school. In one last effort to prove herself indispensable, Lorca resolves to track down the recipe for her mother’s ideal meal, an obscure Middle Eastern dish called masgouf. Victoria, grappling with her husband’s death, has been dreaming of the daughter they gave up forty years ago. An Iraqi Jewish immigrant who used to run a restaurant, she starts teaching cooking lessons; Lorca signs up. Together, they make cardamom pistachio cookies, baklava, kubba with squash. They also begin to suspect they are connected by more than their love of food. Soon, though, they must reckon with the past, the future, and the truth - whatever it might be. Bukra fil mish mish, the Arabic saying goes. Tomorrow, apricots may bloom.

©2013 Jessica Soffer (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Karen Toronto, ON, Canada 03-28-14
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    "I wonderful read about family, loss and love."
    Where does Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of my favourites. I have recommended it to all my female friends.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The daughter


    What does Kathleen Gati and Kate Reinders bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I normally do not like separate readers but I really enjoyed the two voices telling the story from two separate point-of-views.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Many...but I do not want to give anything away. Be warned that you will be hungry while reading this book with all the cooking scenes. Luckily the recipes can be found on the author's web-site.


    Any additional comments?

    I really did not know much about the motivations and problems of "cutting" before reading this novel.

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