How would the book have been different if it had taken place in a different time or place? It would have totally changed everything. People are interested in Islam and it's beliefs.
What motivates a given character’s actions? Charlie wants to do the right thing. He is strong willed and he will do anything to help a friend. He has high morals and standards.
If you could rewrite the ending, would you? Yes, I would rewrite it. All the book club members and I wanted Charlie and Noor to have a life.
Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the author.