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Crowning Anguish: Memoirs of a Persian Princess from the Harem to Modernity 1884-1914 – 2nd Edition

: December 14, 2020

“A Thousand and One Nights meets Raise the Red Lantern in this tale of growing up among royal wives and concubines in what is now Iran . . . .[read more>>]

When They Broke Down The Door: Poems

The power of poetry to map the human heart has been a hallmark of Persian culture for at least a thousand years, and Fatemeh Shams wields it unforgettably.[read more>>]

Another Birth and Other Poems

Another Birth and Other Poems

Forugh Farrokhzad was born in Tehran in 1935 and died in a car crash at the age of 32…Fiercely honest, insightful, and often wonderfully lyrical, her work has earned her a secure place in the thousand-year tradition of illustrious Iranian poets.[read more>>]

Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran

Garden of the Brave in War: Recollections of Iran (Kindle/iPad Version)

“Explains more about the cultural context in which we must understand Iran than any other modern writer.”- – New York Times[read more>>]

The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution

The Persian Sphinx: Amir Abbas Hoveyda and the Riddle of the Iranian Revolution (Kindle/iPad Version)

“Candid and revealing[offers] a wealth of insights into Iranian society and culture.” – William Quandt, Foreign Affairs.[read more>>]