Book List in Order: 7 titles


  • The characters in the twenty stories in Nahid Rachlin's short story collection, A Way Home, mostly set in Iran and America, not only long for home but face the question: Where, really, is my home? Themes of separation--children from parents, spouses ...



  • Zora, just separated from her American husband, with a six-year old daughter, Anar, has had a highly unsettled life so far. After her marriage falls apart, she moves with Anar to a row house in Cambridge, MA, that shares a backyard with several young...



  • An Iranian family embroiled in Islamic revolution, the hostage crisis, incest and exile in AmericaForced to flee the country with their parents as Khomeini rises to power, Nora and Jahan Ellahi rise to the challenge of anti-Iranian hostility in Ameri...



  • Jennifer Sahary, an American artist, and her husband Karim, a professor and Iranian immigrant, make an extended visit to Teheran shortly after the Iran-Iraq War, encountering unforeseen dangers and sexual temptations that change the course of their l...



  • A woman's struggle for self-realization in contemporary Iran, a novel with "the clarity and spare sensuousness of Persian poetry or miniature painting."—Ruth Prawer JhabvalaWhen Minou Hakini marries a man of her own choosing—an intellectual and a...



  • The ten stories in Veils take place in present-day Iran or in the United States where Iranian immigrants face alien ways. Teheran’s ancient Ghanat Abad Avenue, with its labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys, loosely links the stories into a single...



  • "Nahid Rachlin has an intimate insider's knowledge of present-day everyday Iran of people and places, houses, streets, and families and she writes of them with a clarity of perception and style that makes them instantly recognizable and even homely a...