Reviews and Blog Posts: Iran

Chicken with plums

by Marjane Satrapi

DPL Rating:
2

I think the author didn’t realize that the reason she found this story worth writing about was because it was about a family member and that nobody outside her family would be anywhere near as interested. The main character isn’t remotely likable (nor is anyone else, for that matter), and...

Together tea

by Marjan Kamali

DPL Rating:
4

Together Tea by Marjan Kamali is a sweet novel. It tells the story of an Iranian-American mother who uses spreadsheets and mathematical formulas to try to find her daughter the perfect husband, along with that of her daughter, who wants to quit business school to be an artist much more...

On the noodle road : from Beijing to Rome, with love and pasta

by Jen Lin-Liu

DPL Rating:
4

An enjoyable journey from China to Italy, with many stops in between, to look at food history and traditions. The author's original goal was to try to figure out if noodles had really come to Italy from China or vice versa, or something in between. Of course, food, culture, and...

Persépolis 2

by Marjane Satrapi

DPL Rating:
4

This graphic novel is Satrapi's memoir of her adolescence in Iran during the Islamic Revolution. Entertaining and educational, the text and the illustrations are memorable and fascinating.

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