A century of family tales from two beloved but divided homelands, Iran and America
Drawing on her remarkable personal history, NPR producer Davar Ardalan brings us the lives of three generations of women and their ordeals with love, rejection, and revolution. Her American grandmother's love affair with an Iranian physician took her from New York to Iran in 1931. Ardalan herself moved from San Francsico to rural Iran in 1964 with her Iranian American parents who barely spoke Farsi. After her parents' divorce, Ardalan joined her father in Brookline, Massachusetts, where he had gone to make a new life; however improbably, after high school, Ardalan decided to move back to an Islamic Iran. When she arrived, she discovered a world she hardly recognized, and one which demands a near-complete renunciation of the freedoms she experienced in the West. In time, she and her young family make the opposite migration and discover the difficulties, however paradoxical, inherent in living a free life in America.
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About the Author
Davar Ardalan is an award-winning producer for NPR's Morning
Edition. In a three-part Morning Edition series produced with American RadioWorks that aired in February 2004, she traced her personal journey as
well as Iran's struggle for a lawful society, twenty-five years after the 1979
Davar Ardalan is a senior producer with NPR News. In February 2004, in a three-part Morning Edition series, she traced Iran’s struggle for a lawful society along with her own personal journey between Iran and America. She lives in Severna Park, Maryland.
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