But Victoria is struggling with another, deeper grief. Back in the fifties she and Joseph had a daughter and Victoria was adamant that they should not keep the child despite all Joseph's pleading that they should.
- Jack Marlin, Private Eye: The Case of the Barbary Blackbird: A Modern-Day Penny Dreadful.
- Der Trapper und die weiße Squaw (German Edition);
- Desgraciadamente Philip K. Dick ha muerto (Solaris ficción) (Spanish Edition).
- Tomorrow There Will be Apricots.
Now she wishes that she could know her daughter, that she had a family. You cannot help but feel for Lorca. Her parents are no longer together and until she meets Victoria there isn't an adult to whom she can readily turn for even the most basic attention. She's very vulnerable, but then so is Victoria.
The fact that her loneliness is, she feels, of her own making is neither here nor there. When your only company is the rather unbalanced old lady from the apartment upstairs you're not in a good state to make decisions. The bond between Victoria and Lorca seems unlikely but they both wonder if there might be some closer connection between them. After all, Lorca's mother was adopted and there are some physical resemblances.
Then there's the food and the way that they cook together.
Tomorrow There Will be Apricots
If you've any liking for Middle Eastern food then I promise you that your mouth will water. The plot is a rather thin and as you read seems rather predictable. There were several occasions when I could easily have put the book down and forgotten about it: I felt sorry for Lorca but never really warmed to Victoria. It wasn't until the final fifty or so pages that the plot proved to be more substantial, more tightly knitted, than I first thought, but I can't honestly say that it balanced out the earlier part of the book.
It is Jessica Soffer's debut and there are obvious talents which I hope she'll build on for her next book.
REVIEW: TOMORROW THERE WILL BE APRICOTS BY JESSICA SOFFER - MONIQUE MULLIGAN
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