Post­ed by Cha­va Lansky

In Tomor­row There Will be Apri­cots Jes­si­ca Sof­fer tells the sto­ry of two women adrift in New York City: one an almost orphan and the sec­ond a wid­owed Iraqi Jew­ish immi­grant, who togeth­er find solace and direc­tion through the cook­ing of car­damom pis­ta­chio cook­ies, bakla­va, kub­ba, and more. The title is based on the Ara­bic adage which goes, tomor­row, apri­cots may bloom,” and Melis­sa Lofty’s sim­ple cov­er design jux­ta­posed with a col­or­ful­ly pat­terned spine evokes the same sense of hope and serenity.

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Hail­ing from Amherst, MA, Cha­va Lan­sky is a stu­dent at Barnard Col­lege, where she stud­ies Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture and Dance, and interns for the Jew­ish Book Council.