Rated of 5
by Roni S. (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Sweetness of Tears
I enjoyed this book and now plan to read the first book by Nafisa Hasji, “The Writing on My Forehead.” People who enjoy the authors, Thrity Umrigar and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, will enjoy this book although these settings are Pakistan, the United States, and Iraq.
One has to pay attention to the title of each chapter as the book is written in many voices. Different cultures, different religions, the Iraq war, PTSD, and the meaning of family are all explored.
I gave this book 4 stars instead of 5 because the author tried to cover too many themes and I found the final chapter weak.