Children of the Jacaranda Tree
By Sahar Delijani
Iran. Amidst one country's tragedy, three mothers are united by love. Includes reading group notes.
Tehran, 1983. A city paralysed by fear, its people silenced. And the beating heart of the regime is Evin prison. Yet even within its walls three women dare to dream of a life beyond tyranny.
Azar gives birth to her daughter in captivity. One day the guards simply take her child from her. Parisa yearns for her tiny son, growing up a few miles away but completely out of reach. And Firoozeh, broken by cruelty, has turned her back on everything she was fighting for.
But even in the most desolate places hope can take root . . .
Sahar Delijani was born in Tehran, Iran, in 1983 and grew up in California where she graduated from the University of California, Berkley. CHILDREN OF THE JACARANDA TREE is her first novel and was inspired by her family's experience as political activists and prisoners in Iran. It has been published in twenty-seven languages. She lives with her husband in Turin, Italy.
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26 Mar 2015
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A brutally honest story of secrets, hope and endurance, revealing some of the truth behind a devastating period in Iran's history — THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE