A middle-class white American who grew up atheist comes out as Muslim. Though she has to convert officially to be square with Egypt, the way Wilson describes her relationship with the religion calls to mind realizing or accepting that you're gay, not becoming so.
The beginning is a little slow, so if you're quick to dump a book that doesn't grab you, skip the prologue. The rest is well worth reading. Wilson is incredibly thoughtful and sophisticated in her discussions of Islam, love, race, feminism, etc.
Thanks Laura, for recommending it!
Personality, that compromise between one's soul and one's culture.