Adnan, a bookshop owner in Baghdad finds an old book in his store and starts reading it. But once he's started, he just can't stop, as it's the story of Ali - the Gardener of Baghdad who disappeared back in the 50s.
I really enjoyed this gentle story. The book is paced as Adnan reads it. It is a love story across class and religion back in the times when it really did make a difference.
We are taken on a journey through hard times but where love tries to conquer all. This was an enjoyable read indeed.