We had a wonderful conversation with Jessica Jiji tonight, discussing her new novel, set in 1940s Iraq, Sweet Dates in Basra. I learned so much reading this book, about that time in Iraq, when Jews, Muslims and Christians lived side by side and in harmony with each other. And at its heart, the novel is beautiful love story as well. I'm so glad that she shared it with us. Listen in to hear about her inspiration for the novel, her father's story as an Iraqi immigrant and what she's working on next. My thanks to Jessica and to everyone who tuned in for the show!