All memoirs bring the past into the present, but only a few manage to illuminate both simultaneously. French Hats in Iran, a quietly insightful masterpiece of remembrance, belongs in that select group.[read more>>]
“An engrossing chronicle of life in Persia-just-turned-Iran by Simin Daneshvar. Her compassionate vision of traditional folk ways surviving amid the threats of modernity (including Allied occupation) give her work a resonant universality.[read more>>]
“My Uncle Napoleon should leave properly adjusted American readers desperate for more of this howlingly funny — not to mention tender, salacious and magical — Iranian import.” – Cleveland Plain Dealer[read more>>]
…Thanks to Davis’s magnificent translation, Ferdowsi and the Shahnameh live again in English.” - Michael Dirda in The Washington Post Bookworld
"Divine cookbook...stunningly beautiful."
- Alice Waters, Executive Chef & Owner, Chez Panisse
...Yes! at last we meet one of the greatest lyric poets in history fully alive in English." - Dana Gioia, former chairman of the NEA on "Faces of Love: Hafez & the Poets of Shiraz"
Candid and revealing [offers] a wealth of insights into Iranian society and culture." - William Quandt, Foreign Affairs on "The Persian Sphinx"
An engrossing chronicle of life in Persia-just-turned-Iran by Simin Daneshvar..." - USA Today on "Savushun"
It is so surely told, so funny, true, and ultimately heart-rending, it's absolutely clear why My Uncle Napoleon is loved in its homeland."
- The Baltimore Sun
Winner of the World's Best Wine History Book for 2007"
- Gourmand Prize for "From Persia to Napa"
One of the most extraordinary and fascinating love narratives produced anywhere in the medieval world" - Times Literary Supplement on "Vis & Ramin"
“Engaging, accessible, and well written.” - Nerina Rustomji, FIRES on "Discovering Cyrus"