Cover_EdelsteingartenFRIDAY AUGUST 19, 2016. 11:40 A.M.

Program preview:

New literary publications in Austria. “The Jewel Garden.” By Susanne Ayoub. Read by Silvia Meisterle. Edited by Edith-Ulla Gasser.

What started out like a fairy tale soon develops into a nearly hopeless drama. At 25, Laura was no longer a child when she followed Younis. But what did she know about him, about his homeland, about the political turmoil that would soon overshadow the country? Susanne Ayoub was inspired by her parents’ moving life story and love story.