A NovelBook - 2014
"In Yemen in 1920 ... Adela Damaris parents desperately seek a future husband for their young daughter. After passage of the Orphan's Decree, any unbetrothed Jewish child left orphaned will be instantly adopted by the local Muslim community. With her parents' health failing, and no spousal prospects in sight, Adela's situation looks dire until her uncle arrives from a faraway city, bringing with him a cousin and aunt who introduce Adela to the powerful rituals of henna tattooing"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York :, Scribner,, 2014
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION Eve 2014
Characteristics: ix, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm