A Bitter Veil by Libby Fischer Hellmann audiobook

A Bitter Veil

By Libby Fischer Hellmann
Read by Diane Pirone-Gelman

The Red Herrings Press
9.45 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780984014187

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It all begins with a line of Persian poetry. Anna and Nouri fall in love despite their very different backgrounds. Anna, who has never been close to her parents, is more than happy to return with Nouri from Chicago to his native Iran, to be embraced by his wealthy family. Beginning their married life together in 1978, their world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Under the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Republican Guard, life becomes increasingly restricted and Anna must exist in a world where the familiar Western rules don't apply. Random arrests and torture become the norm, women are required to wear hijab, and Anna discovers that she is no longer free to leave the country. As events reach a fevered pitch, Anna realizes that nothing is as she thought, and no one can be trusted...not even her husband. Hellmann crafts a tragically beautiful story that is both subtle and vibrant. The author does an amazing job of delivering her point but never by sacrificing the quality of her storytelling. The message drives the psychological and emotional conflict in a bleak and heart-wrenching tale that will stay with the reader long after they finish. Bryan VanMeter, Crimespree Magazine The Iranian revolution provides the backdrop for this meticulously researched, fast-paced stand-alone… A significant departure from the author’s Chicago-based mystery series, this political thriller will please fans and newcomers alike. Publishers Weekly Readers will be drawn in through the well-researched inside look at Iran in the late 1970s and gain perspective on what the people in that time and place endured. A Bitter Veil is so thought-provoking that it especially would be a great title for book clubs. Amy Alessio, BookReporter.com

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It all begins with a line of Persian poetry. Anna and Nouri fall in love despite their very different backgrounds. Anna, who has never been close to her parents, is more than happy to return with Nouri from Chicago to his native Iran, to be embraced by his wealthy family. Beginning their married life together in 1978, their world is abruptly turned upside down by the overthrow of the Shah, and the rise of the Islamic Republic. Under the Ayatollah Khomeini and the Republican Guard, life becomes increasingly restricted and Anna must exist in a world where the familiar Western rules don't apply. Random arrests and torture become the norm, women are required to wear hijab, and Anna discovers that she is no longer free to leave the country. As events reach a fevered pitch, Anna realizes that nothing is as she thought, and no one can be trusted...not even her husband.

Hellmann crafts a tragically beautiful story that is both subtle and vibrant. The author does an amazing job of delivering her point but never by sacrificing the quality of her storytelling. The message drives the psychological and emotional conflict in a bleak and heart-wrenching tale that will stay with the reader long after they finish. Bryan VanMeterCrimespree Magazine

The Iranian revolution provides the backdrop for this meticulously researched, fast-paced stand-alone… A significant departure from the author’s Chicago-based mystery series, this political thriller will please fans and newcomers alike. Publishers Weekly

Readers will be drawn in through the well-researched inside look at Iran in the late 1970s and gain perspective on what the people in that time and place endured. A Bitter Veil is so thought-provoking that it especially would be a great title for book clubs. Amy AlessioBookReporter.com

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Author Bio: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Author Bio: Libby Fischer Hellmann

Libby Fischer Hellmann is a critically acclaimed crime writer loved by readers the world over for her compulsively readable thrillers and strong female characters. Her fast-paced crime fiction spans fourteen novels and over twenty short stories. She has also edited a popular crime fiction anthology called Chicago Blues. Libby’s thrilling and richly varied crime novels have won numerous awards. Libby is exceptionally committed to her work, and in 2005-2006 she was the National President of Sisters in Crime, a 3,400+ member organization dedicated to strengthening the voice of female mystery writers.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.45
Audience: Adult
Language: English