Veil of Roses

Veil of Roses

by Laura Fitzgerald
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Veil of Roses by Laura Fitzgerald

This compelling debut follows one spirited young woman from the confines of Iran to the intoxicating freedom of America—where she discovers not only an enticing new country but the roots of her own independence. . . .

Tamila Soroush wanted it all. But in the Islamic Republic of Iran, dreams are a dangerous thing for a girl. Knowing they can never come true, Tami abandons them. . . . Until her twenty-fifth birthday, when her parents give her a one-way ticket to America, hoping she will “go and wake up her luck.” If they have their way, Tami will never return to Iran . . . which means she has three months to find a husband in America. Three months before she’s sent back for good.

From her first Victoria’s Secret bra to her first ride on a motor scooter to her first country line-dance, Tami drinks in the freedom of an American girl. Inspired to pursue her passion for photography, she even captures her adventures on film. But looming over her is the fact that she must find an Iranian-born husband before her visa expires. To complicate matters, her friendship with Ike, a young American man, has grown stronger. And it is becoming harder for Tami to ignore the forbidden feelings she has for him.

It’s in her English as a second language classes that Tami finds a support system. With the encouragement of headstrong Eva, loyal Nadia, and Agata and Josef, who are carving out a love story of their own, perhaps Tami can keep dreaming—and find a way to stay in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780553383881
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 584,428
Product dimensions: 5.15(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Laura Fitzgerald lives in Tucson, Arizona with her Iranian-American husband and their two children.

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Veil of Roses 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was beautifully written. I read Veil Of Roses first, and found the characters to be very lovable. I would strongly recommend this book. This book provokes many emotions, as a good book should!
EGHunter01 More than 1 year ago
On her journey from a land she says suppressed and suffocated her spirit Tamila Soroush describes for her readers the beauty of freedom. From the very first page of this novel you should be captured; you will feel the emotions of the protagonist. You will be delighted by the candor and refreshed by her frankness. The journey of self-discovery Tamila undertakes will intrigue you. Truly a touching tale, and this is a statement from the novel: "Tears for the sacrifices inherent in being a woman of Iran." This novel should open your heart and eyes to the freedom provided in America and the repression the protagonist is surrounded by in her homeland. Tamila's story is absorbing and fascinating; you should be able to read it non-stop for a weekend. A favorable review: emotional, enlightening, and gripping; allows the reader to experience empathy.
otulissa More than 1 year ago
Tami was in interesting character but the only one I liked in the book. I don't know much about culture in Iran so it was good to find out a few things. However the writer could have toned down the sexuel aspects of the novel. It seemed like that was the main focus in the characters life. Like forget everything else
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A quick read that absorbed me from the beginning. Although predictable, the message was wonderfully written and it gave a subtle insight into "newcomers" life. Being a seasoned ESL teacher, Veil of Roses encouraged me to really get to know my students on a personal level...something I have missed these pasted few years.
NikkiNZ More than 1 year ago
I had been to Barnes and Nobles lots of times, and a few of those times I had picked up this book, but put it down in favor of others. One day, I finally decided to give this book a chance and bought it. Honestly, I was really surprised. The story is very thoughtfully told, and seriously, it really made me appreciate the life we all have right here in the USA. We're spoiled and we all have something negative to say about our government, but we don't see what a truly luxurious life we lead. We have freedom of speech and expression, we can walk down most streets any where in the U.S. without fear. We take for granted the daily liberties we have in this country. I feel that I am a better person for having read thisbook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an easy read. I really enjoyed the characters in this book. The authors specific details regarding the main character (Tami), make you feel like you are there in her shoes going through the struggles with her.
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This book got my attention from begining to the very end,in fact ive read it twice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Veil of Roses. I am interested in books that explain different cultures and this one really explained what living in Iran as a woman would be like. It also helped me see the lives of Americans through foreigners eyes. The book left me appreciating my freedoms as an American woman!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the book I found it extremely interesting and greatly captivating, the overall plot may be categorized as a bit predictable at times but overall the book was great, I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Our book group had a dynamic discussion about the comparisons between the American and Iranian cultures after reading "The Veil of Roses". While the story was light and an easy read, the author, Laura Fitzgerald, still developed sound characters throughout the story. The topic of intercultural collision/ diversity held our interest and made for good discussion. Our book group consists of all woman and we left with a greater appreciation of the freedom we often take for granted. Granby Library’s “Girl’s Night Out” Book Group.
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Very easy to read. Written very well written. I loved the book!
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