Nayeri applied the Page 69 Test to A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea and reported the following:
No, page 69 doesn't represent the novel at all. Funny enough, it's one of my least favorite scenes, because it's one of the earliest ones I wrote and so I've had enough of it. It's a fight between a father and daughter in an Iranian village, and it does a lot of work in setting up various conflicts. But for me, the heart of the story is the tales Saba weaves about her twin sister in America, and the voices of the surrogate village mothers who take care of her. If page 69 had been any of those things, I would have said yes.Learn more about the book and author at Dina Nayeri's website.