“Nayeri, the author of two novels including “Refuge,” uses her first work of nonfiction to remind readers of the pain and horrors refugees face before and long after their settlement. Nayeri combines her own experience with those of refugees she meets as an adult, telling their stories with tenderness and reverence. The overarching thesis of the book is that for refugees, their past is part of their identity, and their effort to fit in is an act of love."  The New York Times Book Review