Moroccan intrigue in free online book launch

This is a photograph of author Deborah Rodriguez
Learn more about author Deborah Rodriguez’s latest book at a free
online event.

City of Logan residents can participate in the unveiling of a new Australian literary

City of Logan residents can participate in the unveiling of a new Australian literary offering.

Author Deborah Rodriguez will launch her latest novel The Moroccan Daughter in conversation with Sunday Mail columnist Frances Whiting.

This free online event can be viewed any time after 7pm on Thursday, February 25.

It can be accessed via Logan Libraries via author talk

The author talk is being presented in partnership with Penguin Australia and Queensland public libraries including City of Logan libraries.

The Moroccan Daughter is a modern story of forbidden love set in North Africa.

Amina Bennis has come back to her childhood home in Morocco to attend her sister’s wedding.

The time has come for her to confront her strict, traditionalist father with the secret she has kept for more than a year – her American husband Max.

Amina’s best friend, Charlie, and Charlie’s feisty grandmother, Bea, have come along for moral support and there is also Samira, the Bennises’ devoted housekeeper for
many decades.

The four women are soon caught in a web of lies, clandestine deals and shocking confessions as things begin to unravel.

Ms Rodriquez, who is now based in Mexico, is the author of bestsellers including The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, Return to the Little Coffee Shop of Kabul, The Zanzibar
Wife and Island on the Edge of the World.

She has also written two memoirs: The Kabul Beauty School about her life in Afghanistan and The House on Carnaval Street on her experiences following her return to North and Central America.

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