Welcome to my very first cover reveal, everyone!
Today, I’m hosting the cover reveal for Elen Ghulam’s upcoming book, Spoonful Chronicles, which will officially release on April 4th. It’s an #ownvoices novel about an Iraqi woman who seeks to unlock the purpose in her life by recounting everything she has eaten. An intriguing concept with food as a major component of the story? Sounds like recipe for success!
Read the full book blurb below and add the book on Goodreads if you like what you see.
About Spoonful Chronicles
Thaniya Rasid grew up in the Middle East dreaming of becoming a surgeon. Now living an ordinary life as a mother, wife and a hospital lab tech in Vancouver, Canada, she garners unexpected fame as YouTube’s Queen of Hummus when her video demonstrating the recipe goes viral. How could blending chickpeas in a food processor generate so much excitement? And how could her life have ended up so far away from all her expectations?
To make sense of the unlikely events that have brought her to this place, Thaniya turns to food, curating memorable eating experiences of her life, searching for clues. Between her childhood aversion to cucumbers, her search for an authentic Iraqi kubeh in the city of Jerusalem, her 10-year tomato wars with her husband Samih, a mood altering encounter with a blood pudding in Edinburgh, and a Kafkaesque nightmare involving a cauliflower, Thaniya unravels repeated patterns occurring in her life. The secrets of love, friendship and destiny hidden in her cauldron of mishmashed cultures begin to reveal themselves.
Between lust and disgust there is a thin line. Spoonful Chronicles is the beguiling story of one woman taking hold of her fate by uncovering the clandestine geography of this divide in her heart.
Official cover for Spoonful Chronicles
The Kindle version is available for preorder now.
The eBook and paperback with both be available for purchase on April 4th, 2017
[from the book blurb] “Kafkaesque nightmare involving a cauliflower” — oh my, the cover makes a lot of sense now! I’ve never had nightmares about cauliflower. Have you? I only associate positive things and memories with cauliflower because the “mashed potatoes” and rice you can make with it is absolutely delicious…Oh, I’m getting sidetracked (and hungry). Pardon me.
If you love to cook and are interested in receiving the full recipes that appear in Spoonful Chronicles, be sure to subscribe to Elen’s mailing list to have them delivered to your email. Have fun cooking!
In case you miss the author’s bio, I wanted to point out that Elen actually does have a video showing us how to make hummus! You should seriously watch it. I didn’t know it was so easy!
About The Author:
Elen Ghulam is an Iraqi-Canadian living in Vancouver B.C. She worked as a computer programmer for 18 years before turning to writing fiction. Telling stories to silicon chips proved to be easy, and so she graduated to amusing humans. She is a passionate blogger at www.ihath.com. And yes! There is a hummus video.
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