A NovelBook - 2016
UNREST tells the story of seventeen-year-old Annie Patterson, plucked from her comfortable existence in the American Midwest, to travel with her mom and siblings to join her lieutenant colonel father in Tehran, Iran. It's the late 1970s, and unbeknownst to the Patterson family, Iran is on the verge of phenomenal and unprecedented change. Initially, culture shock envelopes Annie as much as the black robes that cloak the people milling in the airport, or the pollution that hovers below the snowcapped peaks of the Alborz Mountains. Cultural differences are soon embraced as the two Patterson sisters meet two Iranian teenage boys at the side of a dusty soccer field. Experiences begin to deepen: a whirlwind tour of the ancient Grand Bazaar, a picnic on an aged Persian carpet, and a Persian wedding and dancing beneath a looming moon amid the sweet fragrance of jasmine. But as the saying goes: "all is [not] fair in love and war", and the two sisters find themselves attracted to the same man.
Publisher: Duxbury, Massachusetts : Sandra Ann Heath Publishers, 
Copyright Date: ©2016
Branch Call Number: HEATH
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 23 cm