Tamara Chalabi, author of Late for Tea at the Deer Palace, on tour February 2012

Posted By on December 30, 2011

About Late for Tea at the Deer Palace

Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial (January 31, 2012)

Just ten days after Baghdad’s fall in 2003, Tamara Chalabi arrived in the city after a lifetime in exile—finally entering the homeland she’d known only through stories and her own imagination.

Investigating four generations of her family’s history at the forefront of Iraqi society, Chalabi offers a rich portrait of Middle Eastern life and a provocative look at a lost Iraq. Unforgettable characters provide glimpses of the end of the Ottoman Empire, the birth of the Iraqi state, the flowering of “the Paris of the Middle East,” and Iraq’s descent into chaos. At once intimate and magisterial, Chalabi’s memoir of return and reclamation vividly captures the rich history of a country shattered by war and a family that has never forgotten its past.

About Tamara Chalabi

Tamara Chalabi holds a PhD in history from Harvard University. She has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New Republic, Slate, and The Sunday Times, among other publications.

Tamara’s Tour Stops

Tuesday, January 31st: BookNAround

Monday, February 6th: Books Like Breathing

Tuesday, February 7th: The Whimsical Cottage

Thursday, February 16th: Broken Teepee

Friday, February 17th: Boarding in My Forties

Tuesday, February 21st: A Bookish Affair

Wednesday, February 22nd: Man of La Book

Friday, February 24th: Book Club Classics!

Monday, February 27th: Bookstack

Tuesday, February 28th: Luxury Reading

Wednesday, February 29th: Ted Lehmann’s Bluegrass, Books, and Brainstorm



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