This book is another very good, yet very sad read.
It’s a blend of memoir and biography. In the beginning, we learn that the author’s father has died. While helping her mother go through the house, she finds a photo she has never seen before. A photo of her mother. Her mother refuses to speak about it, telling her daughter to put it out of her mind.
Soon, through a collection of cassette tapes, the mother tells her story. A story of life – a marriage and a child- in their home country of Iran. A story the mother never thought she would tell, that the daughter never thought she would hear.
It’s amazing reading about a country that you don’t know very much about, except the bad things your heard about from the media.