A Veiled Journey
Written with heartbreaking insight from her own life in Saudi Arabia, Palmer's debut novel tells the story of Liz Ryan, an L.A. surgeon who has always known she was adopted. But when Liz learns her real mother was a Saudi Arabian concubine, she takes an eye-opening journey that changes her destiny. Accepting a job in Jeddah, she is thrust into the hostile world of the women who live behind veils. (May)
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