Foreigner by Nahid Rachlin – book cover, description, publication history. Rachlin, the author of five previous works of fiction, including the much acclaimed Foreigner, begins her story at the age of nine, when she was taken away from. —Anne Tyler, New York Times Book Review “Nahid Rachlin has an intimate insider’s Bruce Allen, Chicago Tribune “Foreigner gently raises new as well as .

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The bonus comes from a portrayal of Iran from the inside, a knowledge precious to me an arm chair traveller. The story of a westernized Iranian woman and how a trip back to Iran evokes such a powerful pull on her that it is as if she had never left.

Yet something was missing between us. Click here to buy book. Finding the old woman living in a small desert town, Feri suddenly feels strangely peaceful. On the face of it, this is a story of a women in transition, pulled to her homeland at a time of personal flux. Rachlin is a wonderful writer whose words easily paint an image for her readers.

Many girls my age at school already had it and complained to each other, in whispers, about cramps. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Next to each photograph was the description of the unique feature of the rug– the tightness of the weave, the knots, the dyes used for coloring. Minou is a dreamy literary girl What did influence my overall impression of the book was that it was written in the late 70s when the restrictions on women were not as rigid as they are now under fundamentalist Muslim rule.


Little by little the tone of the novel changes. The author recalls an idyllic early childhood, growing up with a widowed, childless aunt who considered herself Nahid’s real mother. This narrative is compelling and I read the book several times.

Kindle Singles Click here to go to Crowd of Sorrows. I stared at the photograph of her parents on the bureau.

But none let their eyes rest on me except for my sister Pari, who stared at me with curiosity, a look that would blossom into love. I recommend it highly! The writing captures the gasping panic of Anar’s disappearance beautifully.

Without being preachy the author faithfully recreates important aspects of Iranian society. It was filled with photographs of rugs– paisleys, rectangles, medallions, palmettos, birds, and flowers.

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FOREIGNER describes what most of the world population has been through, as human beings have always migrated since the dawn of civilization and will continue to do so.

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It is entertaining, informative and interesting. There’s so doreigner competition, so much pressure. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

The clash of cultures and the problems of adaptation are well described in this book. I liked the book very much. This was an engaging and quick read.

Book review — By Nahid Rachlin. FOREIGNER

No trivia or quizzes yet. Feri, the main character, eventually finds her mother in another town, and it’s this meeting foreignrr proves to be the catalyst for the rest of the novel.

In Iran fathers were given full control of their children, no matter the circumstance.

I found it very engaging and at times painfully touching. Bj I returned the stewardess had cleaned up the aisle. Customers who bought foreigher item also bought. Mar 26, Sarah rated it really liked it. Instead, she’d left the family for another man. It was true for Jahan too; although she praised him more she wasn’t any closer to him. Water gurgled in joobs running alongside the streets. By the time we’ve finished confronting it from very diverse perspectives, each beautifully evoked, we have experienced the potent spell it casts over its people, and the weight of that spell fora Western woman.


Trying to balance the pull of two cultures and unresolved family issues aside, as a reader I generally have some expectation of plot resolution when I read a book. I worked, slept, worked, that was my life when I was your age. The day began like any other day. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Two tall mirrors, facing each other, hung on the closet doors fogeigner my room. Refresh and try again. I felt an urge to bolt, but Father, as if aware of foerigner urge, took hold of my hand, and grasping it firmly, he led me into the house.

Nora, look at me. In an era when fear of Middle Eastern terrorism foreigenr the West in thrall. Each scene has the shapely aura of memory, hauled back from the deep by one telling detail. As people lined up in front of the cinema that showed American movies, a foreignerr across the street broadcast a sermon warning people against worldly pleasures such as seeing movies. Books by Nahid Rachlin. Newly separated from her husband, Zora moves to a seemingly idyllic apartment complex to raise her daughter Anar.