Digging to America by Anne Tyler. I am still on an Anne Tyler kick! This one features two families (one American, one Iranian-American) who each adopt a baby girl from Korea. Their intertwined lives are viewed from different perspectives, as the novel explores the concept of being an outsider. Loved the characters, loved the storytelling.
Another Iranian American arrested and imprisoned in Tehran. Siamak Namazi, a businessman based in Dubai who is in his early 40s, was arrested earlier this month when he was visiting a friend in Tehran, according to a family friend who did not want to be identified. It was not clear whether any charges have been brought against him or what Iranian authorities might allege he did.