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Equal of the Sun
Okay, I know that I go on and on about how I like when historical fiction books that me to places that I've never been before. I seriously do like tha ...more
Jun 11, 2012
May 15, 2012
The Museum of Innocence
The Museum of Innocence is a novel of obsession and the things that we hold on to (sometimes without reason) to remind us of those situations.

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Oct 13, 2010
Dec 08, 2009
Late for Tea at the Deer Palace: The Lost Dreams of My Iraqi Family
I love history but I really don't know too much about the Middle East. Furthermore, I don't know too much about Iraq outside of the wars of the past c ...more
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 19, 2012
We Heard the Heavens Then: A Memoir of Iran
I really like memoirs. I especially like memoirs when they're about places and times that I don't know much about. We're about 30 years past the Irani ...more
Apr 04, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Bras, Boys, and Blunders: Juliet & Romeo in Bahrain
3.5. Perhaps you all know by now that I love an exotic location. So off the bat, I was intrigued by the setting of the book. I don't think I've ever r ...more
Sep 25, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
The Ruins of Us
This book is really about a family going in all different directions from each other. Abdullah has entered a new marriage with his second wife. His fi ...more
Jan 06, 2012
Dec 29, 2011
"We are not born wise, Solomon. Revelation comes with knowledge and introspection." - Makeda

Makeda tells the story of Makeda, Queen of Sheba, and King
Apr 03, 2012
Mar 28, 2012
The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf
This book tells the story of a young Muslim girl in middle America dealing with being both an American (albeit grudgingly) and staying true to her fai ...more
Nov 26, 2010
Nov 26, 2010
Written in the Ashes
Oh where to begin with this book? Where to begin? There were so many things that I loved in this book. First, one of the main stars of the show is the ...more
May 2012
Mar 09, 2012
Children of the Jacaranda Tree
3.5 stars "Children of the Jacaranda" is set against the back-drop of post-revolutionary Iran from when the revolution was occurring until fairly rece ...more
Jun 20, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
This book tells the story of Eve (as in the Eve from Adam and Eve) and her family. Interestingly, it is told from the point of view of Eve and her dau ...more
Jan 06, 2011
Dec 09, 2009
Censoring an Iranian Love Story
I really enjoyed this book. It's very unique in that it's a fictional account of Iranian author trying to put together a moving love story while still ...more
Jun 13, 2010
Jun 08, 2010
Lipstick in Afghanistan
I could not get into this book. The premise sounded great: A young American woman becomes a nurse and goes to work in Afghanistan during the war. The ...more
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 04, 2011
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