The Patience Stone is a story told in the voice of an Aghan woman while she tends to her husband, a brain-dead man with a bullet lodged in his neck. “I’m going to tell you everything, my sang-e saboor. Everything. Until I set myself free from my pain, and my suffering,” she says. As she sits by his side, day by day, she reveals her deepest secrets, giving the reader an insight into an oppressive culture that has no respect for women. In his introduction, Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, writes, “Rahimi’s nameless heroine is a conduit, a living vessel for the grievances of millions of women like her, women who have been objectified, marginalized, scorned, beaten, ridiculed, silenced. In The Patience Stone, they have their say at last” (p. xii). This book is written in an unusual way--almost stream of consciousness. It's certainly not an uplifting book, but an interesting read for those who are interested in equity and inclusion issues around the world, and in learning about different cultures.