This is one of the best stories I've ever read, and that is saying alot. When I finished reading this, I felt like I could truly accomplish anything, and I started looking at the world differently--as a beautiful place and not as the ugly things that I sometimes focus on.
This is the story of a young Iranian woman who comes to America for a 90-day visit to her sister and brother-in-law (whom she had not seen in about 10 years). Her parents sent her in the hopes that she can find an Iranian-American man who will marry her, thus giving her a better life in America. Women in Iran are treated less-than-human, and she shows us this as she shares her confusion and then excitement over seeing how free American women are, such as when she sees 3 young women talking and laughing over coffee at a Starbucks that she passes each day on her way to and from English classes.
This young woman is someone I would love to be friends with, but I feel she would do more for me than I would for her as her appreciation over what I consider to be mundane details are highly contagious. :-D
Great story! Quick and easy read. At first I thought the writing/story was a little too simple. I guess I was expecting something more deep. This book is more like chick-lit, almost. BUT, the story was still good and I couldn't put it down. My hubby said I was smiling while I read it. =)
This is a great cultural novel. It opened up my eyes to the freedoms we Americans take for granted. It also has a great story, without being too preachy.
This book will capture you from the first chapter. I read the book in 2 days. This is a very easy read, but it also makes you think and appreciate the things that we take for granted.
This book was GREAT. I can't believe this was her first book. It is a fast read. I could hardly put it down.