Sami Amara, heir to the Amara & Sons Construction Company, has been plagued by visions of a mysterious red-haired girl that he just cant place. When his father suddenly dies, he is confronted with a past that he never knew existed: a mysterious girl, now woman, and promises unfulfilled. Petra Haddad, a single mother living in Kuwait, has grown accustomed to a life of routine, predictability and loneliness. When a lawyer calls her up to discuss the last will and testament of a man she never even knew, her world is turned upside down. Thrust together by fate, Sami and Petra begin a whirlwind journey that explores their families mysterious past, from America all the way to the precarious rural landscapes of their native country, Palestine. As their lives and histories entangle and intertwine, will they be able to forge a shared future together or will fate once again intervene?
Publisher: Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press
Number of pages: 512
"From the brilliant author of Bitter Almonds comes another beautifully told story of a Palestinian family still trying to gather the pieces of itself, generations after we were all thrown to the wind. Lost in Thyme is a page turner, and I was hooked from the first chapter." Susan Abulhawa, author of Mornings in Jenin and The Blue Between Sky and Water
What a gorgeous book this is transporting in content and presentation both. I felt lost in the joys of shared legacies, adrift in savory fragrances, all sorrows of politics and injustices washed away. Naomi Shahib Nye, four-time Pushcart Prize winner