rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow. I kept waiting for the part where the author admits this is entirely fictional and none of the awful she describes actually happened.
That part never came. It seems completely unbelievable to read this with 20th and 21st century eyes. But, this book is about more than just the uncovering of the ugly family secret of an “honor killing” but a history of how this family came to America. And a social history of immigrant families. It is fascinating, and I can’t recommend it highly enough, even for people who SWEAR they don’t like history.