Friday, January 22, 2016


I'm pleased to announce that the Norwegian translation of Bitter Almonds published by Chapelen Damm Publishers is now on the shelves in Norway.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


BITTER ALMONDS is out today in the U.S.! I'm very excited! For those of you in Texas, join me at a book signing on the 23rd of January. More information here:

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Made It To Bustle's Best 13 YA Books List listed Bitter Almonds in their January 2016's 13 best YA books to read when the snow inevitably falls:

"...[L]ilas Taha's moving story Bitter Almonds finally makes its way to the U.S., and it couldn't be at a more appropriate time. The story chronicles the lives of Palestinian exiles in Damascus looking back to 1948 Jerusalem and extending over two decades. In particular, Taha tells us about Omar and Nadia, a Palestinian orphan and a young refugee in Damascus, respectively. And because Taha grew up in Kuwait to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father, exile is part of her own history and she keenly understands the tragedy, sadness,and pieces of hope that come along with it."

Bitter Almonds on the shelves in the US January 19, 2016.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Book Signing Event on Jan 23rd, 2016

I will be discussing and signing my new novel BITTER ALMONDS on Saturday, January 23, 2 p. m. at HPB, Sugar land. Hardback copies will be available for purchase starting January 19 as specially-priced new items while supplies last.  Share / RSVP to this event on Facebook