by Shirin Ebadi with Azadeh Moaveni

The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed. Her spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work.

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“Ebadi... has written a memoir that is both a deft history of postrevolutionary Iran and a genuinely intimate recollection. It is fast-paced, suspenseful, and spare.” The New York Times Book Review

“A riveting account of a brave, lonely struggle...[Iran Awakening] sometimes reads like apolice thrillers, its drama heightened by Ebadi's determination to keep up the quotidian aspects of her family life.” The Washington Post Book World

“A must read...may be the most important book you could read this year,” Seattle Post-Intelligencer