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Katerina inherits a scented spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy of 1915. Exiled from her home in Turkey and separated from her beloved brother, Mariam's life was marred by grief and the loss of her first love. Dissatisfied and restless, Katerina tries to find resolution in her own life as she completes Mariam's story - on a journey that takes her across Cyprus and then half a world away to New York. Miracles, it seems, can happen - for those trapped by the past, and for Katerina herself.

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'Makis translates the darker sides of domestic life into engaging, vibrant prose.'Good Housekeeping

'One of the best books that I have ever read.' Book Addict Shaun

'Vividly evocative of Cyprus and the horrors of the Armenian genocide . . . the writing is beautiful, engaging all the senses, and . . . there is plenty of warmth and humour to offset the traumatic episodes.' Isobelle Costello

'The curmudgeonly old patriarch, Gabriel, won me over.' --New Internationalist

Eve Makis poetic and humane vision of life turns tragedy into comedy. Waterstones Magazine

'A tragic yet humorous and romantic tale of a young woman's emotional journey to piece together her family history.' --Nottingham Post

Her observations are consistently sharp and keep you engaged to the uplifting end. --Daily Express

About the Author:

Eve Makis is the author of three books published by Transworld. Her debut novel, Eat, Drink and Be Married, was published in five languages and was awarded the Young Booksellers International Book of the Year Award. Her third book, Land of the Golden Apple, has been optioned by APM Filmworks and is now in pre-production. Eve was born in Nottingham to Greek Cypriot parents who moved to England in the 1960s. She is married with two children and lives in the UK and Cyprus. At present, she is developing the screen adaptation of her novel and writing her next book.

Winner of the Aurora Mardiganian Gold Medal

Longlisted for the Jerwood Fiction Uncovered Prize

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