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Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots Audiobook
Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots
Written by: 
Jessica Soffer
Narrated by: 
Kathleen Gati, Kate Reinders
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Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots Audiobook

Tomorrow There Will Be Apricots: A Novel

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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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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-10-15
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 12-10-15
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    This book was a joy to read, even while tackling important topics of grief, longing, and loss. At times it is frustrating because of the suppositions made by the characters, but it is well worth your time and credit.
    Characters assume things about others, then are so disappointed why things are not the way they thought. Sometimes this is good, sometimes not so much.
    I am glad the author chose not to go the route of complete cliche; it would've made me return the book if she had!
    I loved these characters, wanted to give many of them comforting hugs, and then in the next breath tell them to get out of themselves.
    Maybe this is why I liked the book so much; the characters made me feel something. Perhaps that was its biggest drawback, as the book didn't really GO anywhere.

    A third narrator fr Joseph's portions might have been a good idea as well, but that opinion is my own.

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    Karen Toronto, ON, Canada 03-28-14
    Karen Toronto, ON, Canada 03-28-14 Member Since 2012
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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