Search Results: "Sahar Delijani"


BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN OF THE JACARANDA TREE by Sahar Delijani
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Delijani falls back on her family's personal experience to write this searing and somber slice-of-life novel, centered around children whose parents were singled out for persecution by the Iranian government, and scores a win with her grittiness and uncompromising realism."
Iran-born Delijani pens a horrifying picture of life in her home country in this sad yet compelling first novel. Read full book review >

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THE IMAGE, THE ICON, AND THE COVENANT by Sahar Khalifeh
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"A novel about character and identity needs sharper, stronger protagonists than the blurry Ibrahim and Mariam."
Love proves elusive in this soulful tale of missed connections from Palestinian feminist Khalifeh (The Inheritance, 2005, etc.). Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

IF YOU COULD BE MINE by Sara Farizan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 20, 2013

"A moving and elegant story of first love and family. (Fiction. 12-18)"
Sahar, a teenage lesbian living in Iran, contemplates desperate measures when she learns the girl she loves is marrying a man. Read full book review >