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Honeymoon in Purdah by Alison Wearing
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really liked it

I loved seeing inside Iran from the point of view of a young Canadian woman who donned a chador for her trip around the country. I was able to see how kind and generous the Iranian people are. I love the practice of putting your hand over your heart when you part from someone. Wearing writes with a light touch, and parts are very humorous. Her struggle with the manteau (coat), scarf, and chador was painfully evident in every chapter. Iranians apparently have such a different view of this and constantly asked her (hopefully!) if she liked it. I recommend the book as a beautiful introduction to the people of Iran.

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Reading Progress

May 30, 2017 – Started Reading
June 12, 2017 – Finished Reading
June 15, 2017 – Shelved

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