Secrets Under the Olive Tree
by Nevien Shaabneh
Please note: we are having a very special Book Club event—author, Nevien
Shaabneh will be joining us on Tuesday, June 9th at 6 p.m. We will be
discussing her book, Secrets Under the Olive Tree. Location is Baisi
Thai restaurant on the 6th floor of 900 North Michigan Avenue. Space is
limited. RSVP at: http://goo.gl/forms/1WfpOQR9HH or firstname.lastname@example.org
Layla Anwar is a young Palestinian born into a land plagued with war and
an apartheid regime. She knows all too well what it means to be an
outcast, second class in a country she calls home. But Layla is also an
outsider within her village and family. Whispers surround her growing
up... ones that mask the secrets her family has kept for generations.
Secrets and subjugation continue to plague Layla's adolescence and
young adult life after the move to America, as the monsters of her past
threaten to break the relationships she most cherishes. A lifetime of
tragedy haunts her until she is forced to confront the truth and rectify
the mistakes that have shaped her destiny. Layla uncovers the
unholiest of secrets on her path to redemption as she discovers the
truth of her family’s history.
Secrets Under the Olive Tree is a haunting, mesmerizing novel that
touches on the depths of the human spirit and unbreakable bonds that
transcend tragedy. It is a story about the power of hope, second
chances, and faith in the midst of tribulation.