This was such an incredible book, I could barely put it down. I was so connected to the characters and the story that when I finished, I was devestated. Author Hala Alyan had wonderful prose and wrote this brilliant saga in a such a unique fashion.
The novel followed the Nasr family, one of which is spread throughout the globe. The Berutan family have all faced a life of migration, but when their father dies, are forced to return to their homeland.
The reader is emmersed into this heartwrenching story of the human experience, the cost of war, and familial relationships. With themes of immigration, political and religous tension, political unrest, and the breaking of familial bonds, it is certainly not an easy read. Despite this, I recommend this book to anyone who wants to become educated on different cultures and an amazing story.