In the sleepy fictional village of Mamarrosa, nestled in the heart of Portugal’s Alentejo region, the lives of locals and newcomers intertwine.

From a British cafe owner and an enigmatic Romanian sculptor to a resilient Portuguese matriarch and an idealistic young doctor, each character navigates love, loss, tradition, and the challenges of a changing world within this sun-baked landscape.

About the Author
Monica Ali is a British Bangladeshi writer whose debut novel “Brick Lane” was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

Her writing offers nuanced explorations of immigrant experiences, cultural clashes, and the complexities of human relationships. “Alentejo Blue” stands out for its warmth, humor, and keen observations of rural Portuguese life.

Other publications include “Untold Story” and “Love Marriage.”