As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● Promo Post

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As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● Promo Post

Another Sunday, another promo post. This month was packed, packed I tell you with so many releases that we could only sign up for promo posts in order to at least give exposure to as many books as we can!! Today we feature a lovely title by by Zoulfa Katouh, “As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow”.

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As Long As the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh TBR & Beyond Blog Tour ● Promo PostAs Long as the Lemon Trees Grow by Zoulfa Katouh
Published on September 15, 2022 by Bloomsbury Publishing
provided by TBR&Beyond
Pages: 416
Purchase Links*:
Genres: Young Adult Fiction / People & Places / United States / Middle Eastern & Arab American, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emigration & Immigration, Young Adult Fiction / War & Military

Salama Kassab was a pharmacy student when the cries for freedom broke out in Syria. She still had her parents and her big brother; she still had her home. She had a normal teenager’s life.
Now Salama volunteers at a hospital in Homs, helping the wounded who flood through the doors daily. Secretly, though, she is desperate to find a way out of her beloved country before her sister-in-law, Layla, gives birth. So desperate, that she has manifested a physical embodiment of her fear in the form of her imagined companion, Khawf, who haunts her every move in an effort to keep her safe.
But even with Khawf pressing her to leave, Salama is torn between her loyalty to her country and her conviction to survive. Salama must contend with bullets and bombs, military assaults, and her shifting sense of morality before she might finally breathe free. And when she crosses paths with the boy she was supposed to meet one fateful day, she starts to doubt her resolve in leaving home at all.
Soon, Salama must learn to see the events around her for what they truly are—not a war, but a revolution—and decide how she, too, will cry for Syria’s freedom.


Content Warnings: on page death and sexual assault. As well as, descriptions of torture, child abuse and torture, PTSD, starvation, and general descriptions of the horror that comes with war.

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About Zoulfa Katouh

Zoulfa Katouh is the only person in her family who can’t roll her tongue, but that’s okay because she writes characters who can do so. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Drug Sciences. She is trilingual in English, Arabic and German. Zoulfa currently resides in Switzerland where she finds inspiration in the Studio Ghibli picturesque scenery.

Ever since her Mama gave her a copy of Anne of Green Gables when she was eight years old, she discovered the beauty of books. Soon enough she was sneaking books under her school desk to read while teachers went on about Math and Physics. Her imagination grew, and one day, she had the courage to pen down the stories that roam her mind. And she never stopped!

Her speculative contemporary YA debut AS LONG AS THE LEMON TREES GROW comes out September 13th by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and September 15th by Bloomsbury Kids & YA UK, making her the first Syrian YA author to be published in the US and UK.

She is represented by the warrior queen Alexandra Levick at Writers House.

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