of Red Poppies by Zoe Ghahremani, $14.95
the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence
of her religious classmate Shireen. But Shireen has secrets of
and Shireen contend with becoming the women they want to be, and
in doing so, make decisions that will cause their tragic undoing.
In the unraveling of family secrets, Roya begins to question how
she was raised and how to become the person she wishes to be.
the backdrop of a nation forced to mute its profound identity,
Sky of Red Poppies is a novel about
culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships.
is that wonderful kind of writer who tells compelling stories in
rich and lyrical language. Sky of Red Poppies is an illustration
of her mastery of both.”
--Judy Reeves, author of A Writer's Book