Saturday, 13 February 2010
No More Mulberries by Mary Smith
Miriam’s story begins, as any good novel should, at a moment of crisis, when her second marriage, to Dr Iqbal, is put under increasing strain, while Miriam has yet to confront the ghosts of her past and the death of her beloved first husband. In the midst of her personal concerns is the struggle to bring modern health practises and teaching to the remote mountain villages. Dr Iqbal has his own ghosts to confront if he and Miriam are to stay together.