Good Writing, Only OK Story
I read this one next for the book club. I have to say that although the writing was solid, the story just didn't grab me, and I wasn't totally sympathetic to the characters' actions. Granted, my frame of reference is American (the story takes place in the UK and Iran), but I had trouble understanding the mother's behavior, in particular--she came across as selfish and avoidant to me. I give it a B.