In which Emily and interviewer Audrey Gordan talk about love, living in Syria and Jordan, and what it’s like to write about a place at war. See the interview here.
“The story of a great love… [A Word for Love] is quite different from most romances or cross-cultural novels, due to the author’s innovative approach to language: Robbins displays an uncanny ability to expand the meaning of words beyond their dictionary definitions.” Read the full review.
Toronto’s Globe and Mail calls A Word for Love “a lyrical study of love and loss, one not to be overlooked.”
One of five books that will “set your heart aquiver.”
“An extraordinary debut.” – Bustle
Ben East of The National writes: “[A WORD FOR LOVE is an] important book, if only because it is likely to be read by a western audience who perhaps need to be reminded that Syria exists as more than a news headline.”
Bookpage says of A WORD FOR LOVE “modest and lovely… As the novel moves to its dramatic and shocking climax, every word begins to feel heavy and important, as if the reader is also holding an ‘astonishing text.’ Robbins drives home the lesson that, despite conflict, language is transcendent.”
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Smarter travel calls A WORD FOR LOVE a best book of 2017.
A WORD FOR LOVE on InStyle’s 7 must-reads for January.