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Cemetery of Dreams

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In the wake of the Iranian revolution and the hostage crisis, Arman seeks to avoid his country's political turmoil and focus on his own problems. His father, a former general under the Shah, is in the hospital. His American fiance, Julia, the daughter of one of the hostages, is in hiding in his home and growing increasingly distraught as the crisis stretches on. But when a ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Emerald Book Co
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Cemetery of Dreams and I got off on the wrong foot. Too many characters, all coming at me too fast. It was an overload of information, filling the pages, filling my brain. In this unfamiliar territory*, I was confused by what was happening. My knowledge of Iran and the revolution is quite scanty**. So yes, I am ignorant, shamefully so. Hopefully some of the non-fiction reading I’m doing this year will amend some of that.

Anyway, as I was saying, Cemetery of Dreams didn’t settle too well with me a
Freda Labianca
That's my lasting impression.
I love reading stories about other countries, and this one was no exception. I thought the author did a great job conveying the story to all readers, not just readers who enjoy the subject at hand.
A sensitive topic, war, but one that is real in our society, and one that shouldn't be ignored. Thankfully we live in a country that doesn't live under these rules, but for the countries that are harsher in realities cannot be ignored.
I also liked the touch of r
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Sep 09, 2010 S. Mostofi rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
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S. Mostofi was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. After the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty, the Islamic regime prohibited her father, an executive at one of the major banks in Tehran, from traveling for fifteen years and stripped her family of their wealth and position. Meanwhile, many of her relatives escaped or were executed for trivial reasons.

The first in her family to immigrate to the United
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