Leaving Iran: Between Migration and Exile
Wedding Song: Memoirs of an Iranian Jewish Woman
I have been haunted by Farideh Goldin's Wedding Song since the day I read it. Goldin's writing is sometimes spicy and sometimes sad, but always compelling. Her memoir is full of anger and compassion and insight. A stunning and powerful debut.
Sheri Reynolds, author of The Rapture of Canaan,
an Oprah Book Club pick
After reading only a few pages of Wedding Song I was reminded why a memoirist does not have to be a celebrity in order to demand a reader's attention...Jewish and female, Farideh Golding recalls her life growing up in the provincial Iranian town of Shiraz in the 1960's. The simple ingredients of her life are more than enough to write an engaging tale.The strength of Wedding Song, however, is not only in the autobiographical plot, but in the skillful way Goldin weaves the story and its topics together.
Ruth Eglash: The Jerusalem Post
July 8, 2004
Wedding Song is by turns fiercely honest, lyrical, informative and very moving--an extraordinary addition to the growing library of women's memoirs and especially valuable for its examination of mizrachi Jewish life.
HELEN EPSTEIN, author of Where She Came From
The Ghosts of Our Mothers: From Oral Tradition to the Written Words_A History and Critique of Jewish Women Writers of Iranian Heritage
My Iranian Sukkah