Persian Girls: A Memoir (Google eBook)
For many years, heartache prevented Nahid Rachlin from turning her sharp novelist's eye inward: to tell the story of how her own life diverged from that of her closest confidante and beloved sister, Pari. Growing up in Iran, both refused to accept traditional Muslim mores, and dreamed of careers in literature and on the stage. Their lives changed abruptly when Pari was coerced by their father into marrying a wealthy and cruel suitor. Nahid narrowly avoided a similar fate, and instead negotiated with him to pursue her studies in America.
When Nahid received the unsettling and mysterious news that Pari had died after falling down a light of stairs, she traveled back to Iran-now under the Islamic regime-to find out what happened to her truest friend, confront her past, and evaluate what the future holds for the heartbroken in a tale of crushing sorrow, sisterhood, and ultimately, hope.
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This is a lovely, easy to read book. - Goodreads
Very sad ending, but great read! - Goodreads
Great insight into Persian life in the 1960s. - Goodreads
Review: Persian Girls: A MemoirUser Review - Christina Kurschner - Goodreads
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Review: Persian Girls: A MemoirUser Review - Sharonh - Goodreads
I liked how it was biographical but I found it a bit unrealistic... she escapes to America and thre rest of the sisters are stuck in Iran Read full review
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