Children of the Jacaranda Tree by Sahar Delijani
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Novel: History-Iran, post-revolutionary Iran, 1983-2011
This is one of the best books I have read this year! Sahar Delijani has a poetically beautiful writing style. She is able to capture the smallest nuance of life. When you read Children of the Jacaranda Tree, you will be immersed in the lives of people caught up in ongoing conflict in Iran from 1979. You will experience their lives as if a person is dictating it to those who can not see. The detail is spot on, the imagery is gorgeous. As a reader, I felt connected to the lives of the characters in her book. Honestly, it was a visual movie in my mind. Such a talented writer. Don't mis this one.
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Disclosure: This book was sent to me for review and possible post by Atria Books. I have written my unbiased personal reflection.
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