Monthly Archives August 2013

A Prayer For Toby

August 31, 2013  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani

As I write these words early in the morning, my little dog Toby lies at my feet. I can hear his heavy breathing and feel the difficulty as the air passes through his throat. He is no pup, but at about ten years he isn’t old enough for any of this. No, he is not […]

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Reader Power

August 27, 2013  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani

Today I received another great review for my first novel. I don’t know if one ever gets used to this. Each time a good review comes along, or someone says a good word about my work, I am overwhelmed as though it is a first. Do readers know the magnitude of their power when it […]

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Implausible Dream

August 21, 2013  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani

I wrote my first novel to unload a story that had weighed heavy on my mind for decades. Having three American born and raised children – ones who know little about their parents’ Iranian history – I hoped  the cultural nuances presented throughout the story and the descriptions of my homeland would be my legacy […]

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Magic Ingredient

August 20, 2013  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani

The guests will be here in a matter of hours and I’m only halfway done with dinner. Sweet aroma of basmati rice, sautéed onions, and saffron fills my kitchen and the windows are fogged with steam rising from all four burners. I want to cook the best for my friends, I want this meal to […]

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The Earth Is Round

August 16, 2013  |  Posted by Zohreh Ghahremani

Today, more than ever, the expression, “It’s a small world,” makes sense. But I prefer the old Persian saying, “The Earth is round, we never know when we’ll meet again!” Maybe what I enjoy is the optimism in this version, its indication to an active world rather than one shrinking in size. A recent experience […]

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