It is beautifully written, poetic and very honest.
Like most Americans (yes, I am humble enough to admit), I approached the book without knowing much about this country or her people.
Ms. Hakakian's prose brings to life the sounds, smells and feel of life in revolutionary Iran, through the eyes of a young girl.
The beginning of the story leads skillfully from the author's memories of an untroubled childhood that gradually faded and became a troubled time during her teenaged years when the... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bobbi
The author revealed a great deal of her feelings that we as Westerners were not aware of how it is to grow up in and leave the land you were born in within the Middle East. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Larry S. Frankel
Roya Hakakian is a tremendous writer and in the "Journey from the Land of No", Roya beautifully brings forth her personal experience growing up in Iran during the horrendous events... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Sassan31
Roya Hakakian is a wonderful writer and a great speaker too. Her story of growing up Jewish in 1970's Iran is poignant and fascinating. Read morePublished 20 months ago by mesquite
Here is a positively stunning account of what it is to be a foreigner in your own land, treated as an "unclean" pariah in the only place ever called home, with few and decreasing... Read morePublished on March 18, 2010 by Alyssa A. Lappen
The author spoke at our convocation today. She is an excellent speaker: very engaging and entertaining. Would highly recommend.Published on August 28, 2009 by Michelle L. Oleson
This book has opened my eyes and heart to the people of Iran. Like most Americans (yes, I am humble enough to admit), I approached the book without knowing much about this country... Read morePublished on August 7, 2009 by R. B. Kimmel
Excellent writer presents exciting narrative of her childhood and adolescence
caught in the Islamic revolution as a Jewish person. Read more
This is a very well-written book that captures the tragedy that is modern Iran. It is especially timely given the events that have taken place since the recent election and the... Read morePublished on July 16, 2009 by Nicole Leonard