This was an absolutely remarkable story of a family's perspective on what can happen to a country with freedom and openness when it moves to a totalitarian regime. Often we fail to sense in advance what such a state can mean when religious intolerance is the root of the change.
The characters are so believable and the plot is so realistic that your heart will actually race as you move with these wonderfully strong people through their heartache and disillusionment. Breaking from tradition often means alienation from loved ones and friends. This story is all of that and so much more. A must read!