Azadeh Moaveni was an American reporter in Tehran in 2005 covering the rise of Ahmadinejad when the unexpected happened - she met her soul mate, fell in love, and became pregnant. Facing an uncertain future and hiding her pregnancy from the religious authorities until she could marry, Moaveni was spied upon; her phone, tapped. Shortly after giving birth, she leaned that she would was soon to be arrested and sent to the notorious Evin prison. This is a powerful, poignant, often funny, but ultimately harrowing, story about a young woman facing her future in a very dangerous place.More
"[A] story of coming-of-age in two cultures, [written] with a keen eye and a measured tone." (Publishers Weekly)
"This perfect blend of political commentary and social observation is an excellent choice for readers interested in going beyond the headlines to gain an in-depth understanding of twenty-first-century Iran." (Booklist)
"A rare, rich glimpse inside a closed society." (Kirkus Reviews)
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What a history lesson!
An Interesting but not Compelling Book