An absolute must-read. This book is amazing..reading "love was forbidden, banished from the public sphere. How could it be experienced if its expression was illegal?" brings understanding of the trauma and conflict that young women must face daily in Iran. How can you learn to love when the demonstration of the act itself is a moral crime?The book is divided into four sections and in the last,Austen, we learn about the personal lives of the students who come every week to discuss books with their beloved mentor and teacher - for me this was the most powerful insight into the lives of these courageous and often conflicted women. This book also gave me my favorite new word: poshlust.