Clinical psychologist, and author, Rahimeh Andalibian, re-examines her idyllic childhood in 1970s Iran, where she and her close-knit Muslim family live in a luxury hotel owned by her pious father. But their prosperous world is suddenly shattered by the violence of the Iranian revolution, and their lives are forever altered in the wake of two brutal crimes: a rape solved by Andalibian’s father, and a murder of which her beloved oldest brother stands accused.
In the ensuing fall from grace, the family is uprooted: first to London, then to California where Andalibian and her brothers suffer a different kind of revolution. Struggling to make sense of her new world in America, Andalibian realizes that, while her family is safe, they are not free from the burdens of their own secrets, lies and hidden truths.
Join Rahimeh Andalibian, and me on Tuesday, July 14, 10-11 A.M. CT US. We will be discussing the poignant and intimate story of family, healing and rebirth from her remarkable memoir, which was released by National Geographic Books in May, 2015.