When the Apricots Bloom by Gina Wilkinson

When the Apricots Bloom

Gina Wilkinson

320 pages first pub 2020 (editions)

fiction literary emotional tense medium-paced

Description

Inspired by her own experiences stationed in Baghdad during Saddam Hussein's rule, former foreign correspondent Gina Wilkinson's evocative, suspenseful debut is told through the eyes of three very different women in Iraq at the turn of the millenn...

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Moods

tense 65%
emotional 58%
dark 41%
informative 40%
reflective 38%
challenging 34%
sad 34%
adventurous 27%
hopeful 16%
mysterious 14%
inspiring 5%

Pace

medium 72%
fast 16%
slow 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 49% | Character: 36% | Plot: 14%

Strong character development?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 17%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 45% | It's complicated: 38% | No: 14% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 85% | It's complicated: 8% | No: 5% | N/A: 1%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 52% | No: 23% | It's complicated: 22% | N/A: 1%

Average rating

3.73

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