Winner of Writers Digest Best Literary Fiction, 2019
Rana is certain that her third child will be a boy. She has two daughters – and a husband who demands their next child be a son. When she gives birth to yet another girl, Yalda, the impact on her marriage is immediate. In 1970s Iran, living within a culture where marital rights and gender roles are maintained with tradition and fervor, Rana is pushed to make the hardest decision of her life. What happens next sets in motion a chain of events that will ripple through the next generation.
The Moon Daughter is a saga exploring the universal dynamics of mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, and the struggles that define us.
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