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Praise for Sonia Saikaley's books The Lebanese Dishwasher, Turkish Delight, Montreal Winter, A Samurai's Pink House and The Allspice Bath:


“This compact novel is impressively encompassing.” – The Globe and Mail


“Sonia Saikaley writes affectingly about immigrants who struggle to survive and to attain some modicum of the freedom and “good life” that impelled them to emigrate…The Lebanese Dishwasher showcases Saikaley’s talents well.” – the Coastal Spectator


"Sensuous and shocking, a turbulent voyage of a book. I never thought I'd call a volume of poetry a page-turner, but this one is." - Susan Musgrave


"Peppered with graceful insight." - The Japan Times


"The clear, smooth and crystal-like language of Sonia Saikaley falls on us like gentle kissing cherry blossom petals." – Maple Tree Literary Supplement


"The Allspice Bath is reminiscent of a modern folk tale…an enjoyable, yet emotional story…many will read this with a box of tissue handy." - The Miramichi Reader


"In The Allspice Bath, Sonia Saikaley explores the classic theme of intergenerational conflict in immigrant communities. She brings a freshness and a peculiar Canadian local colour to this coming-of-age novel about Adele’s and her sisters’ frustrated rebellions against their conservative Lebanese parents." - Jury Statement, 2020 Ottawa Book Awards