Nakhjavani’s historical novel includes metaphors that underscore a link between the secular and the sacred through the material and metaphysical act of reading; cf. McClure’s Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison.
A Postsecular Look at the Reading Motif in Bahiyyih Nakhjavani's The Woman Who Read Too Much
published in Journal of Bahá'í Studies
, 25:1-2, pages 73-99
Ottawa: Association for Baha'i Studies North America, 2015