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A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann
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Mar 16, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2012, libby-hellman
Read in March, 2012

With Libby Fischer Hellmann's newest novel, A Bitter Veil, we are privileged to witness a quantum leap forward in the evolution of her already impressive story-telling chops. Following the lead of her fine period piece, Set The Night On Fire, Ms. Hellmann sets this story in a more recent period of tumult, turmoil, and violence: the transfer of control of Iran from the corrupt, secular reign of the Shah to the corrupt, nascent Islamic Republic. This story is the tale of two flawed individuals, of different cultures, drawn together by love, sundered by a perfect storm of sociopolitical upheaval and intrigue, and reconciled through death and redemption. A powerful and emotional tour de force by a writer who just keeps getting better. A winner, imho!
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