"For many years I have had the privilege of publishing. Ghahremani's charming, nostalgia-laced words of wisdom on the
pages of iranian.com. Now it's time for a broader audience to enjoy a heartfelt journey into a fascinating life."
Jahanshah Javid, iranian.com
"Ghahremani is that wonderful kind of writer who tells compelling stories in rich and lyrical language. Sky of Red Poppies
is an illustration of her mastery of both."
author of A Writer's Book of Days
"Ghahremani understands the many conditions of the human heart... Sky of Red Poppies
is a compassionate story of universal truths."
Yvonne Nelson Perry,
author of The Other Side of the Island
"Sky of Red Poppies is the moving story of relationships tested under the most stressful of human conditions, that of a repressive government. Ghahremani writes with warmth, humanity and a poet's vision."
author of Love and Rutabaga
"Set against the backdrop of a pre-revolution Iran, Sky of Red Poppies
is a poetic epic and a powerful read."
author of Exclusively Chloe
From the Author
I wrote this book for two main reasons: First, to let the world hear the hushed voices of those who sacrificed all they had in search of a freedom they never found. And second, as a legacy to my three American born children in hopes of answering some of their questions regarding the past four decades of Iran and the lives of their parents' generation of Iranians. Little did I know that readers nationwide would love it.
It was the readers' support that made Sky of Red Poppies a 2012 One Book, One San Diego selection and in addition, they greeted me to more than a hundred book clubs. When asked on a radio interview, what did I think was the main reason for my book's unprecedented success, I gave my answer in a verse from Sa'adi - the thirteenth century poet of Iran, "A word that rises from one heart, will have no choice but to land in another."