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The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother's Hidden Life

A book reading by Jasmin Darznik, Washington and Lee University

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Duration: 26:59

"Darznik's deeply affecting memoir illuminates the complexity of Iranian women's lives as few books have ever done. Once you read this book, you will see Iran and Iranians with new eyes. A brilliant debut." -Anita Amirrezvani, author of The Blood of Flowers


Jasmin Darznik was born in Tehran, Iran. A UCLA alum and former attorney, she received her Ph.D. from Princeton University. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications. She has taught Iranian literature at the University of Virginia and is a professor of English and creative writing at Washington and Lee University. The Good Daughter is her first book and will be published in twelve countries.

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