Here comes the review of my book published by MidWest Review:
Climbing Over Grit
Marzeeh Laleh Chini & Abnoos Mosleh-Shirazi
l’Aleph (Wisehouse, Publisher)
In Shiraz, Iran in 1954, three-year-old Najma outwardly appears to have everything that she materially needs. There are many psychological things lacking in her life, however, and as Climbing Over Grit reflects on these obstacles and losses, readers are treated to a compelling novel that reads like a memoir as Najma relates her life in Iran and changing political and family dynamics during volatile times.
There’s no better way of absorbing a country’s culture, perspectives, and history than through a novel well steeped in not only changing social events, but the observations and psyches of those who lived through them. Najma’s recollections begin at home and move outward, and so readers are treated to a compelling scenario that starts at the intersection of…
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