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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Item EXIRN10. Buy these 6 items as a set for $99 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

IRN67
Hooman Majd
Doubleday
2009
272
0767928016
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An American journalist (who translated for Ahmadinejad at the UN), grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Majd introduces Persian culture and modern Iran with insight and depth.
$16.00

A History of Modern Iran

IRN65
Abrahamian Ervand
Cambridge University Press
2008
264
0521528917
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-written, reliable account of 20th-century Iranian history which traces the collapse of the Shah’s regime and the formation of the Islamic Republic.
$30.99

Culture Smart! Iran

IRN64
Stuart Williams
Kuperard
2016
168
1857338472
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A concise, well-illustrated and practical guide to local customs, etiquette and culture.
$11.99

Odyssey Guide Iran

IRN20
Helen Loveday
Odyssey Publications
2016
464
9622178685
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Strong on Iran's many archaeological sites, this illustrated, authoritative guide includes chapters on Islamic art and architecture, history and religion.
$24.95

Lonely Planet Farsi (Persian) Iran Phrasebook

IRN23
Yavar Dehghani
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
256
1741791340
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A handy phrasebook for the basics of Farsi as it is spoken in Iran. It focuses on pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Iran & Tehran Map

IRN15
ITMB
ITMB
2015
2
155341859X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A traveler's map of Iran at a scale of 1:2,350,000 with Tehran on the reverse at a scale of 1:15,000 as well as a map of the metro.
$12.95

Bradt Guide Iran

IRN25
Patricia L. Baker
Bradt Publications
2017
320
1784770213
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact, detailed guide to traveling in Iran. Strong on practical information and with detailed sketch maps.
$26.99

The Saffron Tales, Recipes from the Persian Kitchen

IRN139
Yasmin Khan
Macmillan
2016
240
1632867109
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Interweaving stories and recipes from all corners of Iran, British-Iranian cook Yasmin Khan shares exceptionally delicious recipes from the ordinary Iranian kitchen, including Fesenjoon (chicken with walnuts and pomegranates), Tahcheen (baked saffron and aubergine rice) and some mouth-watering desserts.
$35.00

44 Days, Iran and the Remaking of the World

IRN119
David Burnett
National Geographic
2009
224
1426205139
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
National Geographic photographer Burnett shows the chaos and emotions surrounding the fall of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the resulting Iranian Revolution in dramatic color and black-and-white photographs.
$50.00

A History of Iran, Empire of the Mind

IRN94
Michael Axworthy
Hachette
2016
400
0465098762
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A refreshingly objective and lucid history from the time of the prophet Zoroaster to the present. Recommended for anyone wanting to understand Iran's political and cultural place in the world.
$17.99

All the Shah's Men, An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

IRN51
Stephen Kinzer
Lightning Source
2007
272
047018549X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Kinzer's gripping tale of the 1953 overthrow of Mohammad Mossadegh by the CIA.
$15.95

Iran in World History

IRN132
Richard C. Foltz
Oxford University Press
2015
176
0199335494
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A concise yet comprehensive history that begins in 3500 BCE and ends with the present day to reveal Iran as one of the most influential and enduring civilizations.
$19.95

Iran, A Very Short Introduction

IRN122
Ali Ansari
Oxford University Press
2014
144
0199669341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief reinterpretation of recent historical and political changes in Iran which culminated in the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the ascent of the Ayatollah Khomeini.
$11.95

Persian Fire, The First World Empire And the Battle for the West

IRN38
Tom Holland
Doubleday
2007
418
0307279480
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This riveting account of Xerxes and the clash between the Persians and the Greeks in 480 BC brings to life the battle of Salamis and the clash between East and West.
$16.95

Shah of Shahs

IRN11
Ryszard Kapuscinski
Vintage Books
1992
152
0679738010
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An impressionistic account of the last Shah of Iran by the peerless Polish travel writer, this brilliant book captures the irony, force and power of the revolution that toppled the Shah.
$15.00

The Struggle for Iran

IRN92
Christopher de Bellaigue
NYRB
2007
230
1590172388
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A long-term resident in Tehran, married to an Iranian and fluent in Persian, De Bellaigue shows the complexities of culture and society through interview and anecdote.
$22.95

The World's Most Exotic Railway Journeys

RLR9
Brian Solomon
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
208
1909612170
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
With short essays, directions and photographs, this travel primer profiles 50 of the most scenic, remote and long-distance railway routes on six continents.
$39.95

Train, Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World

WLD253
Tom Zoellner
Viking
2014
368
0143126342
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An informative and entertaining history of railway travel around the world -- from the frigid Trans-Siberian Railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to futuristic Mag-Lev trains. Zoellner examines mechanics and innovations in rails and engines, trains’ impact on societies and even America's ambivalence toward mass transit.
$16.00

Art of the Middle East, Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran

MDE216
Saeb Eigner
Perseus
2015
400
185894628X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Showcasing over 500 illustrations and biographies of 200 featured artists, this revised and expanded guide to Middle Eastern art is a comprehensive overview of contemporary styles and themes.
$39.95

Persian Painting, The Arts of the Book and Portraiture

IRN130
Bayani, Manijeh, Adel T. Adamova
Thames & Hudson
2016
552
0500970688
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Showcasing hundreds of rare examples of 14th- and 15th-century Persian art, this coffee table book reproduces the work of various Persian scribes and illustrators -- many pieces for the first time. Includes over 450 color illustrations.
$50.00

Children of Paradise, The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

IRN135
Laura Secor
Penguin Putnam
2017
528
0399573348
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Moving behind the fearsome caricature that Iran has become, Secor went deep inside Iranian society to bring out stories of dreamers and doers who are shaping Iran for the better. She shows that beneath the country's monolithic exterior, there are seeds of change.
$17.00

Maman's Homesick Pie, A Persian Heart in an American Kitchen

IRN112
Donia Bijan
Algonguin
2011
272
1565129571
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With 30 inspired recipes from her childhood in cosmopolitan Tehran before the revolution (Saffron Yogurt Rice with Chicken and Eggplant and Orange Cardamom Cookies), her French training (Ratatouille with Black Olives and Fried Bread and Purple Plum Skillet Tart), and her cooking career in America (Roast Duck Legs with Dates and Warm Lentil Salad and Rose Petal Ice Cream), Bijan shares tales of her life and family through food. She fled with her doctor parents from Iran in 1978.
$19.95

Persepolis, The Story of a Childhood

IRN36
Marjane Satrapi
Pantheon Books
2004
160
037571457X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
With the hard, exacting eye of a child, Satrapi observes and retells the Iranian Revolution as she saw and experienced it in this graphic novel that doubles as a memoir. Taken together, the no-nonsense black-and-white illustrations and the unembroidered narrative are completely devastating.
$14.95

Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

MDE74
Azar Nafisi
Random House
2008
238
0812979303
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Azar Nafisi's dazzling memoir lends an insightful view of modern Iran. Iranian born Nafisi finds freedom from the Cultural Revolution's oppression in the pages of Western classics.
$18.00

The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay

IRN118
Hooman Majd
Doubleday
2014
272
030794669X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The account of an Iranian-American writer who dares to take his family on a year-long sojourn to Tehran. An interesting cultural portrait and guide to Iranian culture that traces the family's domestic adventures along with the political drama of a terrible year for the Iranian government.
$15.95

The Road to Oxiana

IRN01
Robert Byron
Oxford University Press
2007
292
0195325605
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This brilliant portrait of Persia and Afghanistan mixes the eccentric Byron's droll adventures in the 1930s with asides on history and culture.
$19.00

The Rose Hotel, A Memoir of Secrets, Loss and Love from Iran to America

IRN127
Rahimeh Andalibian
Random House
2015
368
1426214790
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Mixing love, loyalty, compassion, hate, pain, loss and culture shock, this page-turning memoir follows an ill-fated Iranian family whose prosperous days in their luxury hotel in Mashhad ended during the 1979 revolution.
$26.00

The Shah

IRN106
Abbas Milani
St. Martins
2012
488
0230340385
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
An Iranian scholar and director of the Iranian Studies program at Stanford, Milani chronicles the life and legacy of the last Shah of Iran, including his role in the creation of the modern Islamic republic, in this incisive portrait.
$23.99

Things I've Been Silent About

IRN60
Azar Nafisi
Random House
2010
384
0812973909
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran) returns with tales of her family, and especially of her strong-willed mother, set against revolution and upheaval.
$17.00

Faces of Love, Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz

IRN109
Dick Davis
Aa Balkema
2012
368
1933823488
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Dick Davis translates this selection of poems by 14th century Persian poets Hafez, Obeyd-e Zakani and the poet-princess Jahan Khatun.
$45.00

My Uncle Napoleon

IRN18
Iraj Pezeshkzad, Dick Davis (Translator)
Random House
2006
507
0812974433
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Marvelously rich in personality and incident, this beloved, uproarious novel is set in and around a family compound in early 1940s Tehran.
$16.00

Persian Myths

IRN108
Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis
University of Texas Press
1993
80
0292711581
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Curtis draws upon a wealth of scholarly sources to retell for modern readers the stirring legends of ancient Iran.
$14.95

Samarkand, A Novel

CAS69
Amin Maalouf, Russell Harris (Translator)
Interlink Publishing Group
1998
304
1566562937
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fictional history of Persia featuring Omar Khayyam, the 11th-century poet and author of the "Rubaiyat." Written by Lebanese novelist Amin Maalouf.
$14.95

Savushun

IRN87
M. R. Ghanoonparvar (Translator), Simin Danishvar
Lightning Source
1991
320
0934211310
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This first ever novel written by an Iranian woman, originally published in 1969 and a bestseller in Iran, vividly portrays the culture and political upheavals of Iran in the 1940s.
$25.00

Shahnameh, The Persian Book of Kings

MDE161
Abolqasem Ferdowsi, Azar Nafisi (Introduction), Dick Davis (Translator)
Penguin
2016
1008
0143108328
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sparkling new translation, in verse and prose, of the beloved 10th-century Persian epic.
$30.00

The Adventures of Amir Hamza

IDA391
Ghalib Lakhnavi, Musharraf Ali Farooqi (Translator)
Modern Library
2010
448
0812977440
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A deft new translation of the rip-roaring tales of the storied life and fabulous exploits of the Prophet Mohammed's uncle Hamza and his heroic encounters with emperors, merchants, viziers, courtesans, warriors and magical beings.
$18.00

The Conference of Birds

IRN12
Farid-Ud-Din Attar
Penguin
1984
234
0140444343
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A classic example of mystic Sufi verse, stunningly translated into English. Attar's masterpiece has had tremendous influence on the West and was adapted into a fine English poem by Chaucer in the late 14th century.
$16.00

The Conference of the Birds

IRN102
Farid ud-Din Attar, Peter Sis (Illustrator)
Penguin Putnam
2013
160
1594203067
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Farid ud-Din Attar's 12th-century Sufi allegory about a band of birds in search of God finds new life in this sumptuously illustrated adaptation by Peter Sis, the Caldecott Honor-winning children's book author and illustrator.
$18.00

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The Arabian Nights

ARB10
Husain Haddawy
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
518
0393331660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Husain Haddawy grew up hearing his grandmother's friends re-tell these tales on winter nights in Baghdad. A wonderful introduction to Islamic Andalucia, the tales, translated from the oldest remaining Arabic version, bring to life the culture and society of the Islamic world at its height.
$17.95

The Assassins

IRN41
Bernard Lewis
Perseus
2002
166
0465004989
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Lewis studies the history and influence of the group in this insightful account, putting recent terrorist events into a historical perspective.
$15.95

Chicken with Plums

IRN62
Marjane Satrapi
Pantheon Books
2009
96
0375714758
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Satrapi, the author of the acclaimed Persepolis graphic novel trilogy, turns her gaze to the heart-rending story of her great-uncle, a celebrated Iranian musician.
$13.95

Daughter of Persia, A Woman's Journey From Her Father's Harem Through the Islamic Revolution

IRN29
Dona Munker, Sattareh Farman Farmaian
Doubleday
2006
410
0307339742
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The last century of political turmoil in Iran reflected in the life story of one woman.
$16.00

Death to the Dictator!, A Young Man Casts a Vote in Iran's 2009 Election and Pays a Devastating Price

IRN96
Afsaneh Moqadam
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2011
149
0374139636
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid and gripping account of the fraudulent 2009 Presidental election from an eyewitness in Tehran.
$13.00

Farsi, A Language Map

IRN86
Kristine K. Kershul
Bilingual Books
2010
1931873925
PLASTIC CARD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
This durable, foldout card gives easy phonetic pronunciation for several hundred of the most commonly-needed words and phrases.
$9.95

History of the Persian Empire

IRN08
Arthur Olmstead
University of Chicago Press
1959
568
0226627772
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A classic, scholarly history of Persia, first published in 1959.
$30.00

Honeymoon in Purdah, An Iranian Journey

IRN24
Alison Wearing
Picador USA
2001
336
0312263449
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A delightfully insane jaunt through contemporary Iran. The author dives into the personalities and charm of the Iranian people in this entertaining, insightful account.
$23.00

Honeymoon in Tehran

IRN61
Azadeh Moaveni
Random House
2010
368
0812977904
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Moaveni (Lipstick Jihad) returns with this account of her attempt to start a family in increasingly problematic Tehran.
$16.00

In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs, A Memoir of Iran

IRN90
Christopher De Bellaigue
HarperCollins Publishers
2006
283
0060935367
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
After Iranian studies in the 1990s, de Bellaigue reported from Tehran (and married an Iranian) in the early 00s when the Khatami era was slouching toward Ahmadinajad. His work gets under the surface of most walks of elite life.
$14.99

Iran Awakening: One Woman's Journey to Reclaim Her Life and Country

IRN120
Azadeh Moaveni (Contributor), Shirin Ebadi
Random House
2007
236
0812975286
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Iran’s first female judge, Ebadi takes readers through the course of her life, from her pre-revolution childhood to her battles for equality as a human rights lawyer after she was demoted from judgeship for being a woman.
$16.00

Iran Map with Iraq, Kuwait and Dubai

IRN33
Freytag & Berndt
Freytag & Berndt
2013
1
3707903362
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This regional map of Iran shows neighboring Iraq, Kuwait and Dubai.
$14.95

Iran, Iraq, and The Legacies of War

MDE153
Lawrence Potter (Editor), Gary G. Sick (Editor)
St. Martins
2006
224
1403964505
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An account by western and local scholars of the troubled relationship between Iran and Iraq, particularly the 8-year war and the role of outside states.
$40.00

Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn: A Hitchhiker's Adventures in the New Iran

IRN74
Jamie Maslin
Skyhorse
2009
265
1602397910
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
One man's journey uncovers the real voices of Iran, the youth that longs for democratic freedom. This is a story of survival, spontaneous encounters and making new friends.
$24.95

Jasmine and Stars, Reading More Than Lolita in Tehran

IRN107
Fatemeh Keshavarz
University of North Carolina Press
2009
176
0807859575
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Blending in firsthand glimpses of her own life -- from childhood memories in 1960s Shiraz to her present life as a professor in the U.S. -- Keshavarz paints a portrait of Iran depicting both cultural depth and intellectual complexity.
$19.00

The Last Great Revolution, Turmoil and Transformation in Iran

IRN30
Robin B. Wright
Vintage Books
2001
351
0375706305
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A rich, anecdotal history of the events of the Islamic revolution of 1979 and its aftermath. Wright combines her own experiences and wide-ranging interviews with Iranians in this portrait of the fast-changing political and cultural landscape of the country.
$18.00

Lipstick Jihad

IRN45
Azadeh Moaveni
Hachette
2006
249
1586483781
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Moaveni, a young reporter who grew up in southern California, returns to her parents' homeland in this engaging and insightful memoir of her experiences in Iran. With her illuminating anecdotes, the contradictions and complexity of life and culture in modern Iran are thrown into sharp relief.
$15.99

Lonely Planet Iran

IRN02
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2012
375
1741791529
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An excellent practical guide to Iran geared for independent travelers.
$26.99

The Mantle of the Prophet, Religion and Politics in Iran

IRN43
Roy Mottahedeh
National Book Network
2008
424
1851686169
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This gripping account of revolutionary Iran and the role of Islam and politics is a powerful and insightful record of a turbulent time.
$27.95

Persian Mirrors, The Elusive Face of Iran

IRN21
Elaine Sciolino
Free Press
2005
432
0743284798
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A complex portrait of contemporary Iran by a New York Times reporter attuned to the culture and people of the country. Sciolino has been a keen observer of Iran, its politics and people for two decades.
$25.99

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

New Persian Cooking, A Fresh Approach to the Classic Cuisine of Iran

IRN100
Jila Dana-haeri
St. Martins
2011
224
1848855869
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
Dr. Dana-Haeri offers a modern approaach to the classic dishes for the home cook in this beautifully illustrated collection of receipes.
$29.00

Guardians of the Revolution, Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs

IRN97
Ray Takeyh
Oxford University Press
2011
328
0199754101
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A balanced and well-researched political history of Iran since the Revolution and an excellent introduction to American relations with Iran today.
$17.95

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

On Wings of Eagles

IRN06
Ken Follett
New American Library
1990
414
0451163532
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Ken Follett's best-selling account of the daredevil mission masterminded and paid for by Ross Perot to rescue two corporate executives from jail in Iran on the eve of revolution.
$9.99

Persepolis 2, The Story of a Return

IRN35
Marjane Satrapi
Pantheon Books
2005
192
0375714669
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Satrapi's graphic novel/autobiographyof her experiences as a youth aboard in Vienna and back in Iran is visually superb, narratively smart, and free from sentimental claptrap.
$14.95

Persian Pictures

IRN59
Gertrude Bell
St. Martins
2014
208
1780766920
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This brilliant, vivid and impressionistic series of sketches, formed during her 1892 stay in Persia, is Gertrude Bell's first published and widely praised work.
$18.95

Pimsleur Basic Farsi (Persian)

IRN34
Pimsleur Language Method
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2005
0743551249
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Four audio CDs with eight 30-minute lessons in basic Persian Farsi, covering elementary vocabulary and phrases used in travel and everyday situations.
$24.95

How to Read Islamic Carpets

ISL112
Walter Denny
Yale University Press
2015
176
030020809X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A handy, instructive guide to judging the quality, origin and level of craftsmanship of Persian rugs, useful for travelers, students, professionals and collectors alike. Fifty-five examples of Islamic carpets are illustrated with new photographs and revealing details.
$25.00

The Poems of Hafez

IRN91
Reza Ordoubadian (Translator), Hafiz
Aa Balkema
2006
277
1588140199
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The writings of 14th century mystical poet of Shiraz permeate day-to-day cultural life in Iran.
$22.00

Politics and Culture in Contemporary Iran: Challenging the Status Quo

IRN129
Larry Diamond (Editor), Abbas Milani (Editor)
2015
280
1626371474
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The authors and editors compile viewpoints from a unique group of Iranian scholars, activists and artists on topics ranging from political theory to music and from human rights to social media, revealing the tenacious and continuously evolving forces at work beneath the surface.
$25.00

The Saffron Kitchen

IRN54
Yasmin Crowther
Penguin Putnam
2006
320
0143141821
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A rich family drama set against the backdrops of modern day London and Iran. When the wounds of her past bleed through into her life in England, Maryam Mazar must leave her family behind and return to her small Iranian village.
$15.00

Tales of Two Cities, A Persian Memoir

IRN56
Abbas Milani
Lightning Source
2006
264
1933823046
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Stanford professor Milani recounts his personal story of leaving Iran as a teenager for 60s San Francisco and his troubled return, which found him sharing a jail cell with some of the mullahs who later led the Islamic Revolution.
$20.00

The Soul of Iran

IRN37
Afshin Molavi
W. W. Norton & Company
2005
355
0393325970
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The American journalist returns to his homeland in this enlightening account of travels, weaving biography, political commentary and history.
$22.95

Vis & Ramin

IRN83
Fakhr al-Din Gurgani
Penguin
2009
519
0143105620
PAPER
Literature
0
0
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This Penguin Classics edition of the epic tale of war and forbidden love, set in 11th-century Persia, is in a new translation by Dick Davis.
$18.00

Mirrors of the Unseen, Journeys in Iran

IRN49
Jason Elliot
Picador USA
2007
415
0312427336
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this rich portrait of life in modern Iran, Elliot enlivens his adventures with anecdotes, sketches of the people he encounters, casually delivered doses of history and literature, along with a mild dash of politics.
$27.00

Journey from the Land of No

IRN32
Roya Hakakian
Crown
2005
272
0609810308
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Poet and documentary filmmaker Hakakian writes movingly of her life as a young Jewish girl in Tehran in the 1970s in this affecting memoir.
$14.00

The Root of Wild Madder, Chasing the History, Mystery, And Lore of the Persian Carpet

IRN46
Brian Murphy
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2006
320
0743264215
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
An exuberant tale of a quest to understand the history, lore, design and allure of Persian carpets. Murphy follows the carpets from the wild madder fields of the title to remote Turkmen villages and markets, ending up in a gallery on East 57st Street in New York City.
$19.99

The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam

IRN88
Jerome Clinton (Translator), Abolqasem Ferdowsi
University of Washington Press
1996
190
0295975679
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Clinton deftly translates into English blank verse this most famous episode from the epic 11th-century Persian Book of Kings.
$28.00

Where God Was Born, A Daring Adventure Through the Bible's Greatest Stories

MDE91
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2007
416
0060574895
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
This third of Feiler's books on the Bible and the Middle East, takes him to Israel, Iraq and Iran. He interweaves his own spiritual quest with interviews and an account of travels with archaeologist Avner Goren.
$14.95

For Kids

Countries of the World Iran

IRN58
Leon Gray
2008
64
1426302002
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A detailed introduction for ages 9-11 that covers Iran's culture, history, economy, geography and religious groups.
$27.90

Iran

IRN103
Louise Spilsbury
Heinemann
2011
48
1432952331
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
One in the illustrated and informative Countries Around the World series, geared for ages 8-11.
$9.95

Worth Looking For

The Hand of Poetry, Five Mystic Poets of Persia

IRN13
Coleman Barks (Translator)
Omega Publications
1993
185
0930872479
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
1
A well-chosen selection from five classical Sufi masters of Persia.
$14.95

Maxx

IRN70
Saman Moghadam (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2006
1565805712
DVD
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
In this hilarious case of mistaken identity, lighter than most Iranian fare, chaos ensues when a hip-hop artist in Los Angeles is mistaken for a famous symphony conductor with a similar name and invited to Terhan.
$29.95

Persepolis

IRN81
Marjane Satrapi
Baker & Taylor Video
2008
1424883148
DVD
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
The animated film adaptation of Satrapi's graphic novel/memoir shows post-revolution Iran through the exacting eye of a child.
$29.95

A Taste of Persia

IRN85
Najmieh Batmanglij
Aa Balkema
2007
176
1933823135
PAPER
Food
0
0
0
1
A well-known Iranian chef presents a variety of recipes for Western cooks, as well as a lively introduction to Persian cuisine.
$19.95

Leila

IRN69
Dariush Mehrjui (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2001
6305835357
DVD
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
A young wife who can’t conceive is pressured by her mother-in-law to let her husband take a second wife in this provocative, beautiful film.
$24.95