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Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran

Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran
  • Author(s): Azadeh Moaveni
  • Location(s): Tehran
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): 2005 onwards

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West...

In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran

In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran
  • Author(s): Christopher De Bellaigue
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): early 2000s

A superb, authoritatively written insider’s account of Iran, one of the most mysterious but significant and powerful nations in the world. Few historians and journalists writing in English have been able to meaningfully examine post-revolutionary Iranian life. Years after...

The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran

The Cypress Tree: A Love Letter to Iran
  • Author(s): Kamin Mohammadi
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Autobiography/Memoirs
  • Era(s): early 2000s

Kamin Mohammadi was nine years old when her family fled Iran during the 1979 Revolution. Bewildered by the seismic changes in her homeland, she turned her back on the past and spent her teenage years trying to fit in...

Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran

Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran
  • Author(s): Elaine Sciolino
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Nonfiction
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century to 2005

The book that revealed Iran to the West, now with a new Afterword. Elaine Sciolino updates Persian Mirrors to include coverage of the 2005 presidential election in Iran. As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, Sciolino...

Lost Boys

Lost Boys
  • Author(s): Darcey Rosenblatt
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): 1982

Based on historical events, this unforgettable and inspiring tale for middle-grade readers is about a young boy torn from the only life he’s ever known and held captive as a prisoner of war. In 1982, twelve-year-old Reza has no...

Censoring an Iranian Love Story

Censoring an Iranian Love Story
  • Author(s): Shahriar Mandanipour
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): late 29th century

Truly original, CENSORING AN IRANIAN LOVE STORY is an incredibly imaginative yet always charming love story set in contemporary Iran that crackles with wit, verve and social comment: Sara falls in love with Dara through secret messages hidden in...

Anahita’s Woven Riddle

Anahita’s Woven Riddle
  • Author(s): Meghan Nuttall Sayres
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): early 20th century

Growing up as part of a Muslim nomadic tribe in Iran one hundred years ago, Anahita has always been headstrong and independent. When her parents try to make a marriage match between her and her tribe’s khan (a type...

A Dangerous Element

A Dangerous Element
  • Author(s): Gregory S Lamb
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

“A Dangerous Element” is based heavily on events you’ll be surprised to see in the news. It will take you past the Iranian borders into their nuclear weapons development and uncover a top-secret weapon developed by DARPA – through...

The Persian Bride

The Persian Bride
  • Author(s): James Buchan
  • Location(s): Isfahan
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1974

At once a great love story, a riveting political thriller, and a profound analysis of modern Iran, THE PERSIAN BRIDE is unflinching in its vision of twentieth-century chaos. In 1974, the young Englishman John Pitt follows the hippie trail...

Moon at Nine

Moon at Nine
  • Author(s): Deborah Ellis
  • Location(s): Iran
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1988

Fifteen-year-old Farrin has many secrets. Although she goes to a school for gifted girls in Tehran, as the daughter of an aristocratic mother and wealthy father, Farrin must keep a low profile. It is 1988; ever since the Shah...

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