I could totally relate to the stories in the book Because Those are stories of people who lost Their Homeland and my own family is full of stories and search traumatic experiences, though Originating from other countries and other wars.
But i didnt like the first chapter of the book. Writen from Little Salim's and Jew's view as children, its just not gripping, the author didnt find the right tone to describe her mothers upringing. The rest of the book though is extremely well writen, with the authors writing huge talent dripping from every page.
I dont want to write down any spoilers, so but in the end "Ishmael's Oranges" is a book about unkept promises from parents to children and how Those will lay poison and find a way to end in catastrophies.