Moon Daughter

By Zohreh Ghahremani

Rana is sure that her 3rd baby can be a boy. She has daughters, but a husband who calls for a son. while she provides delivery to a different woman, Yalda, the effect on her marriage is instant. In Seventies Iran, dwelling inside a tradition the place marital rights and gender roles are maintained with culture and fervor, Rana is driven to make the toughest choice of her existence, and starts to set in movement a sequence of occasions that might ripple in the course of the subsequent generation.

A family members saga, The Moon Daughter explores the common dynamics of moms and daughters, husbands and other halves, and the struggles that outline us.

Advance compliment for The Moon Daughter:
"Ghahremani’s skill to inform the tales that experience no longer but been informed approximately Iran enriches the panorama of yank fiction and inspires the facility of an rising Iranian-American voice." –Persis Karim, Director of Iranian reviews, San Jose kingdom University

“At as soon as tragic and victorious, this spellbinding drama is riveting throughout the ultimate page." –Marjorie Hart, writer of summer season at Tiffany

“Readers of Ghahremani’s paintings are promised one other novel that mixes lyrical prose, unique atmosphere, and compelling story." –Judy Reeves, writer of A Writer’s e-book Of Days

Zohreh Ghahremani writes in either her local language – Persian – and English. Her debut novel, Sky of purple Poppies, was once chosen by means of KPBS and the San Diego Public Library because the citywide studying choice for One publication, One San Diego in 2012. She lives in San Diego along with her husband. stopover at her on-line at

Editorial Reviews
From the again Cover
"Ghahremani's abilityto inform the tales that experience now not but been advised approximately Iranenriches the panorama of yank fiction and inspires the facility of an rising Iranian-American voice."
- Persis Karim, Director of Iranian experiences, San Jose nation University.
"At as soon as tragic and effective, this spellbinding drama is riveting in the course of the ultimate page."
- Marjirie Hart, big apple instances Bestselling writer of summer time At Tiffany
"Readers of Ghahremani's paintings are promised one other novel that mixes lyrical prose, unique environment, and a compelling story."
- Judy Reeves, writer of A Writer's ebook of Days.
About the Author
Zohreh Ghahremani (Zoe) is an Iranian-American who has made the USA her everlasting domestic during the last 4 a long time. Following twenty-five years of training at Northwestern college, in addition to operating her dental perform within the Chicago quarter, she retired in pursuit of her lifelong ardour and have become a full-time writer.

A constitution member of San Diego Writers' Ink, Zoe has additionally served at the board and has prepared the good booklet trade. She is a member of Iranian-American Writers organization, and has formerly served at the board of the San Diego e-book Awards. She is at present at the board of neighbors of San Diego Public library and a member of Writing Women.

In 2000, her first booklet - The Commiserator - was once released in her local language, Persian. Over 200 of her essays and vignettes - either in English and Persian - have seemed in numerous magazines and bloggers. Zoe is a columnist for Zan journal. She has written 3 novels, of which, a part of The Moon Daughter was once featured within the SDWI anthology. Her first English novel, Sky Of pink Poppies, was once published October 2010 and gained moment position in San Diego e-book Awards and have become a 2012 One e-book One San Diego. She has additionally contributed to a brand new anthology through Iranian-American writers, (Tremors, collage of Arkansas Press, 2013)

Zoe lives in San Diego along with her husband and shut to their 3 youngsters. whilst no longer writing, she enjoys portray and gardening

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