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Publisher's Summary

"Two people, one city, different times; connected by a memoir. Can love exist in a city destined for decades of misery?" 
Adnan leads a weary existence as a bookshop owner in modern-day, war-torn Baghdad, where bombings, corruption, and assault are everyday occurrences and the struggle to survive has suffocated the joy out of life for most. But when he begins to clean out his bookshop of 40 years to leave his city in search of somewhere safer, he comes across the story of Ali, the Gardener of Baghdad. Adnan rediscovers through a memoir handwritten by the gardener decades ago that beauty, love, and hope can still exist, even in the darkest corners of the world.
©2014 Ahmad Ardalan (P)2017 Ahmad Ardalan
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By Sandra Hammond on 12-03-17

Touching story

It took me to a Baghdad, I knew little about. The passion between Ali, The Gardener of baghdad and those around left me emotional. I enjoyed the details about the gardens, the hidden love story, the difficulties that lovers might face. The narration was flowing gently with the words written.

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