Zoulfa Katouh - As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow
An epic, emotional, breathtaking story of love and loss set amid the Syrian revolution.
A year ago, before the revolution, Salama watched her brother marry her best friend, Layla, and wondered when her own love story might begin. Now she works at the hospital - helping those she can, closing the eyes of those she can't.
Layla and her unborn baby are all Salama has left. Unless you count Khawf. But he's a hallucination; a symptom of the horrors she's seen.
Every day he urges Salama to leave. Every day she refuses. Until she crosses paths with Kenan, the boy with the vivid green eyes, who wants to stay and risk his life for everything Syria could be...