Acquired via BookCrossing 25 Oct 2008 – BC Birmingham meetup

The enigmatic Maryam returns to Iran after a shocking incident involving her daughter, Sara, and nephew, Saeed. Sara feels so English, with an English father and husband, but does she need to see her mother in Iran to really feel who she is. And what in Maryam’s past haunts her so and makes her unable to engage truly with her London family? Will she fit in with the people back home?

An engaging and beautifully written book, the shifting viewpoints done subtly and the characters alive and enthralling.