When I was in university, I took a class called American Realism where we read a book called The Jungle. The Jungle, written by Upon Sinclair, spurred on legislation such as 1906 “Pure Food and Drug Act” and the “Meat Inspection Act”.
Have you ever been fascinated by different cultures from all over the globe? Do you find the Counterculture of the 1960's and 1970's compelling? Are journal-type memoirs something that you enjoy?
Persian Dreams recounts three generations of a family living during the twentieth century and provides insight into the political issues of the day. All around Talah and her family, Iran undergoes a transformation. The world that Talah grew up in is a different world than the one that her granddaughter Nosha grew up in.
When I was in high school, I became fascinated by Betty Mahmoody's autobiographical work Not Without My Daughter. In reading that particular book until it literally fell apart, I found a strength in the author that I admired exceedingly.