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Contents Acknowledgments 000 Foreword by Al Young 000 Gratitudes 000 Introduction by Persis M. Karim 000 Home Stories Autumn Letter by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 Home Stories by Zara Houshmand 000 Dokhtar-e Amrika-i by Farnoosh Seifoddini 000 Dokhtar-e Irani by Farnoosh Seifoddini 000 Separation by Farnaz Fatemi 000 The Sun Is a Dying Star by Niloofar Kalaam 000 En Route to Persepolis by Amy Motlagh 000 Timing by Sheila Shirazi 000 Against the Kitchen White Wall by Michelle Koukhab 000 Road Trip by Shahrzad Zahedi 000 The Break by Gelareh Asayesh (from Saffron Sky) 000 Home by Shadi Ziaei 000 Persian Princess Insania by Leyla Momeny 000 Naderi by Amy Motlagh 000 Where Does My Language Lie? by Zjaleh Hajibashi 000 Inheritance by Mitra Parineh 000 Revolution 1979 by Tara Bahrampour 000 Portland, Oregon 1979 by Tara Bahrampour 000 With a Little Help from My Friends by Firoozeh Dumas (from Funny in Farsi) 000 Another Quiet New Year by Nika Khanjani 000 My Brother at the Canadian Border by Sholeh Wolp¿ 000 1979 by PAZ 000 Captions by Layli Arbab Shirani 000 Arrivals and Departures by Sharon L. Parker 000 Excerpt from To See and See Again by Tara Bahrampour 000 For Tradition For Tradition by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 Sister by Farnaz Fatemi 000 Twin by Farnaz Fatemi 000 The Persian Bath by Michelle Koukhab 000 A Love Song by Parinaz Eleish 000 Pomegranates by Persis M. Karim 000 Passover by Amy Motlagh 000 Ajun by Mahru Elahi 000 Next Year in Cyprus by Tarssa Yazdani 000 Recovery by Nasrin Rahimieh 000 Baba's Passing; February 2005 by Persis M. Karim 000 Joys of a Simple Meal by Esther Kamkar 000 Raw Walnuts by Negin Neghabat 000 The Camel and the Cantaloupe by Michelle Koukhab 000 Ode to the Eggplant by Persis M. Karim 000 Torches by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 Woman's Duty Avenue Vali Asr by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 Woman's Duty by Tara Fatemi 000 The Next Day Is Always So Still by Nika Khanjani 000 Waiting for Ulysses by Laleh Khalili 000 The woman has veto power by Haleh Hatami 000 On the Rooftop by Farnoosh Moshiri 000 If You Change Your Nose by Leyla Momeny 000 Iranian Women by Mojdeh Marashi 000 Love in a Time of Struggle by Azadeh Moaveni (from Lipstick Jihad) 000 Becoming a Woman by Elham Gheytanchi 000 The World Was a Couple by Katayoon Zandvakili 000 The Gift by Marjan Kamali 000 The Execution of Atefeh by Persis M. Karim 000 Bad by Sanaz Banu Nikaein 000 Summoning by Haleh Hatami 000 Masouleh by Parinaz Eleish 000 Words to Die For by Esther Kamkar 000 Fariba's Daughters by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 Axis of Evil Lower Manhattan by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 Another Day and Counting by Zara Houshmand 000 Axis of Evil by Persis M. Karim 000 How Lucky Persimmons Are by Parinaz Eleish 000 Mamaan-bozorg by Farnoosh Seifoddini 000 In the Gutter by Sanaz Banu Nikaein 000 The Witness by Roxanne Varzi 000 American Again by Parissa Milani 000 Butcher Shop by Sholeh Wolp¿ 000 Iranians v. Persians by Sanaz Banu Nikaein 000 Invitation to the Hungry Ghosts by Zara Houshmand 000 When Toys Are Us by Beatrice Motamedi 000 As Good as Any Other Day by Parinaz Eleish 000 Dawn on the Fall Equinox by Persis M. Karim 000 Instilling Shock and Awe by Farnoosh Seifoddini 000 Summer Day by Parinaz Eleish 000 Beyond Sestinelle for Travelers by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 The Best Reason to Write a Poem Is Still for Love by Farnaz Fatemi 000 Perfectly Parallel Mirrors by Laleh Khalili 000 Money Buys by Sanaz Banu Nikaein 000 Once by Zjaleh Hajibashi 000 Excerpt from Stones in the Garden by Layla Dowlatshahi 000 Stripes by Katayoon Zandvakili 000 Magical Chair of Nails: Becoming a Writer in a Second Language by Roya Hakakian 000 Us Four by Sanaz Banu Nikaein 000 The Eglantine Deal by Katayoon Zandvakili 000 The Sandcastle by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet 000 Ghazal by Mimi Khalvati 000 Mandala at Manzanar by Zara Houshmand 000 Beyond by Persis M. Karim 000 Only the Blue Remains Unchanged by Parinaz Eleish 000 Tales Left Untold Night Conversations (Deep Are These Distances) by Susan Atefat-Peckham 000 Do You Miss Me? by Roya Hakakian 000 Lost Karbala by Haleh Hatami 000 Sing by Farnoosh Seifoddini 000 Earth and Water by Zara Houshmand 000 Tales Left Untold by Aphrodite D¿sir¿e Navab 000 Because of Hands and Bread by Esther Kamkar 000 Soleiman's Silence by Mehri Yalfani 000 Standing in a Mosque Contemplating Faith by Farnaz Fatemi 000 Sabze by Zarreh 000 Years Later by Parinaz Eleish 000 Native by Amanda Enayati 000 Unpacking by Zara Houshmand 000 Blessing by Mimi Khalvati 000 Green World through Broken Glass by HAALE 000 A Return by Kandi Tayebi 000 Blood by Azin Arefi 000 13 Days by Parissa Milani 000 Ari by Mahru Elahi 000 Let Me Tell You Where I've Been by Persis M. Karim 000 Cardamom and Hell by Haleh Hatami 000 Nazr by Zara Houshmand 000 Contributors 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
American literature -- Iranian American authors.
Iranian Americans -- Literary collections.
American literature -- Women authors.
American literature -- 21st century.
American literature -- 20th century.