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Book Review of Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran

Journey from the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran
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Helpful Score: 3


I confess I was slightly bored by the first half of the story: pre-teen Jewish girl's life in pre-Revolutionary Tehran; that section does make a point that opposition to the Shah was widespread, far from just a radical Moslem "thing". Second part (post-Revolution) is much stronger, though the story ends as the family makes the final decision to emigrate, with a "teaser" that the story of their journey might be forthcoming as a sequel; there is an epilogue telling of the "fate" of most of the main characters at the time the book went to press.


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