Veils: Short Stories - Nahid Rachlin

"Veils" is a series of short stories about Persian women, all connected by a Tehran street called Ghanat Abad. Some of the women still live there; others have moved to other parts of the world.

Author Nahid Rachlin touches not only on life as a Muslim woman in these tales, but also the challenges of cross-cultural relationships. She examines relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children ... and deals effectively with the immigrant experience through all of the stories.

I might not have known about this little book had it not shown up in our office's paperback exchange shelf, but it was an excellent read.