by Kurban Said.
Quickie recap: The town of Baku exists on the cusp of Asia and Europe and it is there that a young Muslim named Ali falls in love with a lovely Christian named Nino. Their relationship, if it is to be, must overcome many obstacles.
Quickie review: As you will see on this site, I am no critic. I am a book lover, maybe even a book pervert. I find reasons to love even the silliest of books, but this one, not so much. For me, the characters felt really flat and I just couldn't care about them, and without that basic reader involvement, I just don't see the point in a love story.
Quickie recommendation: Sorry, Kurban, no disrespect, but I wouldn't recommend it.