Sky Of Red Poppies

Sky Of Red Poppies

by Zohreh Ghahremani


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Sky of Red Poppies begins with a casual friendship between two schoolgirls coming of age in a politically divided 1960's Iran under rule of the Shah. Roya, the daughter of a prominent family, is envious of the fierce independence of her religious classmate Shireen. But Shireen has secrets of her own. Together, Roya and Shireen contend with becoming the women they want to be, and in doing so, make decisions that will cause their tragic undoing. In the unraveling of family secrets, Roya begins to question how she was raised and how to become the person she wishes to be. Set against the backdrop of a nation forced to mute its profound identity, Sky of Red Poppies is a novel about culture, politics and the redeeming power of friendships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780984571604
Publisher: Turquoise Books
Publication date: 07/15/2010
Pages: 308
Sales rank: 530,984
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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Sky of Red Poppies 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Luv2Read27 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful and poetic story of friendship and relationships set in the cultural backdrop of Iran. The characters came to life and seemed real. At times tragic and a tear jerker. Even though the story takes place mostly in Iran, we all have events in our lives that resonate at some point in this story. Very well written, enjoyable read.
JimK2 More than 1 year ago
The book’s characters seem so real, not heroes but ordinary people in tumultuous times. It has gems of phrasing and conveys ideas so eloquently –> cerebral beauty.
choochee More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book with the most beautiful writing. I learned a lot, cried a lot, and became so caught up with the characters that I could not stop reading until I came to the end. Ms. Ghahremani is a truly gifted writer.
mkrebill More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sky of Red Poppies. For those who like to read about other cultures, this is a well written and realistic story about a girl growing up in Iran, in the middle of political turmoil. Zohreh Gharhremani's writing is easy to read as it immerses you into the world of Roya; a world that can be at times scary, funny, sad, touching and smart. I particularly enjoyed the title and how this idea is woven into the book.
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