Book Reviews of The Rug Merchant

The Rug Merchant
The Rug Merchant
Author: Meg Mullins
ISBN-13: 9780670034819
ISBN-10: 0670034819
Publication Date: 3/16/2006
Pages: 272
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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"Meg Mullins has written a moving, crystalline tale of love...Her prose is precise, nuanced, and vivid. I was enchanted and intrigued with this tale from the beginning, and found myself pondering its intricacies long after I put the book down."
I didn't understand the ending and I am still pondering it.
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I found this to be an exquisite and intriguing portrait of the clash of cultures, with Uzman, the Iranian rug merchant on the fulcrum, his family in Iran at one end, and two very different American women on the other. Uzman is a complex character who takes actions that seem inexplicable, but as the story unfolds, one begins to understand how they are driven by his core values that are in conflict with how he is expected to be in America. The women, too, are driven by their own conflicts, but so are most people. It is not a book to be read or listened to quickly and then put aside, but rather a thought-provoking portrayal of real people who have to face the consequences of their actions.
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This is a wonderfully sensitive book. The plot carefully develops and one can not necessarily anticipate every turn. It is a careful description of an immigrant's adjustment over a few years to cultural differences in America, a deep longing for the woman he loves who is distancing herself, heartache for his mother who is dying far away, puzzlement over his best customer's attitudes toward him, and a completely unexpected romantic and illogical episode with an American coed. Expect to be moved by the detail of emotions, feelings, and self-examination.
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A real look into the life of a new person to the USA.
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Very interesting study of the loneliness of an immigrant in New York. His wife is back in Iran, he is very successful in his new business but she won't come over to live with him. He meets an American college student and they begin an affair.

The inner conflicts within us all presented in a well-written novel.
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Good story and the CD had great narration. I didn't really "buy" the relationships between the characters. Pretty depressing, also.
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I really enjoyed reading this love story but find it hard to recommend because I had a problem with some content that I think the author could have left out.