From the author ofThe Tenth Giftcomes another story of exotic, foreign lands, entwining storylines spanning generations, and the quests to overcome love lost. ""My dear Isobel, in the attic you will find a box with your name on it."" Isobel's estranged archeologist father dies, leaving her a puzzle. In a box she finds some papers and a mysterious African amulet - but their connection to her remains unclear until she embarks on a trip to Morocco to discover how the amulet came into her father's possession. When the amulet is damaged and Isabelle almost killed in an accident, she fears her curiosity has got the better of her. But Taib, her rescuer, knows the dunes and their peoples, and offers to help uncover the amulet's extraordinary history, involving Tin Hinan - She of the Tents - who made a legendary crossing of the desert, and her beautiful descendant Mariarta. Across years and over hot, shifting sands, tracking the Salt Road, the stories of Isabelle and Taib, Mariarta and her lover, become entangled with that of the lost amulet.
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January 04, 2011
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