"Thrillingly suspenseful and deeply sensuous...Steil deftly conducts us into the private and public rooms of the diplomatic world, the complicated aspirations of modern young women living behind the veil, the unfolding of a very private love story - and best of all, into the consciousness of the fiery and idiosyncratic artist who becomes the ambassador's wife. Captivating, unforgettable." (Janet Fitch, author of
"Be warned: once you embark on this hypnotic magic carpet ride of a book, you won't be able to stop. Jennifer Steil is a modern-day Scheherazade, who seamlessly weds lyricism, mystery and a reporter's eye for detail.
The Ambassador's Wife is as deeply compassionate as it is thrilling." (Jillian Lauren, author of
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem)
The Ambassador's Wife, warm-hearted, impetuous Miranda navigates multiple social worlds for the sake of love, art, and survival. Jennifer Steil's memorable heroine confronts the confines of privilege, the fear of death, the temptations of the white savior complex, and the limits of cross-cultural connection in this detailed, thoughtful debut." (Joy Castro, author of
Island of Bones)