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Children of the Jacaranda Tree

(2013)
A novel by

 
New York Times bestselling author Khaled Hosseini says, "Set in post-revolutionary Iran, Sahar Delijani's gripping novel is a blistering indictment of tyranny, a poignant tribute to those who bear the scars of it, and a celebration of the human heart's eternal yearning for freedom."

Neda is born in Iran's Evin Prison, where her mother is allowed to nurse her for a few months before an anonymous guard appears at the cell door one day and simply takes her away. In another part of the city, three-year-old Omid witnesses the arrests of his political activist parents from his perch at their kitchen table, yogurt dripping from his fingertips. More than twenty years after the violent, bloody purge that took place inside Tehran's prisons, Sheida learns that her father was one of those executed, that the silent void firmly planted between her and her mother all these years was not just the sad loss that comes with death but the anguish and the horror of murder.

These are the Children of the Jacaranda Tree. Set in post-revolutionary Iran from 1983 to 2011, this stunning debut novel follows a group of mothers, fathers, children, and lovers, some related by blood, others brought together by the tide of history that washes over their lives. Finally, years later, it is the next generation that is left with the burden of the past and their country's tenuous future as a new wave of protest and political strife begins.

"Heartbreakingly heroic" (Publishers Weekly), Children of the Jacaranda Tree is an evocative portrait of three generations of men and women inspired by love and poetry, burning with idealism, chasing dreams of justice and freedom. Written in Sahar Delijani's spellbinding prose, capturing the intimate side of revolution in a country where the weight of history is all around, it is a moving tribute to anyone who has ever answered its call.

 
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Hardback Editions

November 2013 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-61173-935-7 / 978-1-61173-935-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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June 2013 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree: A Novel
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4767-0909-2 / 978-1-4767-0909-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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June 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 0-297-86902-7 / 978-0-297-86902-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

March 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-78022-461-3 / 978-1-78022-461-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree: A Novel
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4767-0910-6 / 978-1-4767-0910-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-78022-692-6 / 978-1-78022-692-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 0-297-86903-5 / 978-0-297-86903-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Audio Editions

June 2014 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4692-1910-7 / 978-1-4692-1910-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4692-1911-5 / 978-1-4692-1911-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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April 2014 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4915-1341-1 / 978-1-4915-1341-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4692-1905-0 / 978-1-4692-1905-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4692-1909-3 / 978-1-4692-1909-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4692-1906-9 / 978-1-4692-1906-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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June 2013 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
ISBN: 1-4692-1907-7 / 978-1-4692-1907-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree: A Novel
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
Publisher: Atria Books
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June 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Children of the Jacaranda Tree
Author(s): Sahar Delijani
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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