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Jasmin Darznik

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Jasmin Darznik is the author of the debut novel Song of a Captive Bird, a fictional account of Iran's trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad, as well as the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life. Her books have been published or are forthcoming in sixteen countries.

Jasmin received her MFA from Bennington College and PhD in English from Princeton. She is a professor of English and creative writing at California College of the Arts and is now at work on a novel set in 1920s San Francisco.

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The Good Daughter: A Memoir...

3.88 avg rating — 2,626 ratings — published 2011 — 20 editions
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"Reality look at Iran and treatment of women even today. Poet Forugh Farrokhzad's fierce independence as a woman began at an early age through her writings. A pioneer of woman's rights her works live on. This book's details allow the reader to see..." Read more of this review »
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"Lovely. This fictionalization of the life of Forugh Forrokzad is as much about Iran in the years of the Shah as it is about the poet. I was not familiar with her work, which I had since sought out and if this book motivates other to do so as well..." Read more of this review »
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"I LOVED this book. Going into it I had no idea who Forugh Farrokhzad was going into this but after reading this book I want to read all of her collected works and learn everythign about her. The book made me cry, it made me think, and in just one..." Read more of this review »
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I am deeply in awe of Sarah Perry's ability to render her mother's life and death with such tremendous clarity, artistry, and heart. I could not put this book down and I will never forget it.
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“I was a woman and I couldn't speak with the voice of a man, because it was not my voice - not true and not my own. But there was more to it than that. By writing in a woman's voice I wanted to say that a woman, too, is a human being. To say that we, too, have the right to breathe, to cry out, and to sing.”
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“A woman could see herself better where she wasn’t known, I decided.”
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message 1: by Donna

Donna Jasmin, thank you for accepting my friend request on Goodreads. I hope I can win your book, SONG OF A CAPTIVE BIRD. Looks to be a very good read.
Happy New Year.
Donna


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