Book Brief: No More Mulberries

No More Mulberries
by Mary Smith
Genre: contemporary fiction
Word count: 94,000 (approx)

Set mainly in Afghanistan and spanning the years from the Soviet occupation to the rise of Taliban, No More Mulberries tells the story of Scottish-born midwife Miriam and her Afghan husband Dr Iqbal who work in a remote village in rural Afghanistan. Miriam is concerned about how her husband has changed towards her but doesn’t understand why. She accepts a request to attend a medical teaching camp as a translator for the foreign doctors in attendance she ignores Iqbal’s anger at her going against his wishes. She hopes time apart might help her to understand the cause of their problems.

When a figure from her past, Ismail, arrives at the camp Miriam undertakes a journey into her past. She realises she has never come to terms with the devastating loss of her first husband, who had been killed and sees how her own actions have damaged her relationship with Iqbal. She resolves to try to put things right between them but fears she may be too late.

No More Mulberries is about love, commitment and divided loyalties across a cultural divide. It also provides the reader with an authentic insight into how ordinary Afghan men and women live their lives against a backdrop of war.

This title is available from W H SmithAmazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble. Continue reading “Book Brief: No More Mulberries”

Sneak Peek: No More Mulberries by Mary Smith

Today we have a sneak peek of author Mary Smith’s debut contemporary women’s fiction book, No More Mulberries.

No More Mulberries by Mary SmithThe marriage of British-born Miriam and her Afghan husband, Dr Iqbal is heading for crisis. Ignoring his anger at her attending a medical teaching camp as a translator she hopes time apart may help her understand their problems.

When Miriam takes a journey into her past old friends help her realise her own actions may have damaged her relationship with Iqbal – but is it already too late to save their marriage? No More Mulberries is a story of love, commitment and divided loyalties set in Afghanistan from the time of the Soviets to the rise of Taliban.

No More Mulberries can be found at Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Smashwords, WH Smith and Barnes & Noble. Continue reading “Sneak Peek: No More Mulberries by Mary Smith”

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