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Children of the Jacaranda Tree

by Sahar Delijani - £8.99  Orion Publishing Co (2015)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781780224619 | ISBN 10: 1780224613

Iran. Amidst one country's tragedy, three mothers are united by love.
 
Includes reading group notes.
 
Tehran, 1983. A city paralysed by fear, its people silenced. And the beating heart of the regime is Evin prison. Yet even within its walls three women dare to dream of a life beyond tyranny.
 
Azar gives birth to her daughter in captivity. One day the guards simply take her child from her. Parisa yearns for her tiny son, growing up a few miles away but completely out of reach. And Firoozeh, broken by cruelty, has turned her back on everything she was fighting for.
 
But even in the most desolate places hope can take root . . .

(Price & availability last checked: April 2015)

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