“BABA” [Father, in Farsi] is the first truly serious and literate look at the cross-cultural drama told in personal terms. Baba is a love story/adventure/tragedy in the tradition of “Doctor Zhivago,” with flavor Gandhi. It’s based on the story of an American woman, who’s manipulated and lied to, by her boyfriend, a member of the anti-SHAH underground movement, to travel to Iran to look for her father. While searching for her father, she gets caught in the turmoil of the revolution and without knowing she will become part of it.
Amidst the rebellion, Roxanna get to know A MIDDLE AGE LADY CIA agent, who was the mistress of Ayatollah Beheshti who she used to work with when in her young age moved to Iran working for CIA/SAVAK. Roxanna learned Dorian orchestrated and lead the plans to remove The Shah of Iran and replace him with Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1979 Iranian revolution when CIA and American government claimed and lied they were in the side of the SHAH.
Roxanna also discovers a faction in the Republican Party paid Ayatollah’s people to get and keep the American hostages in Iran for years to help Reagan become president, which resulted in the Iran-Contra conviction. Meeting Roxanna, caused Dorian to change into a kinder soul as she finds some kind of similarity to her own daughter. So Dorian is in conflict to helping her or follow her dirty political mission.
Roxanna challenges the government, the anti-government movement and risks her life to gain the love of her life and the love of her lost father. At the end she finds him, but she wishes she never did?
COPYRIGHT @ 1989 WGAW NO: 514370 1989/92
A reminder of so many memories, that brought tear to my eyes and sometime smile. Few facts behind Iranian revolutions, write into a love story that Ata is master of. Testimony of a tragedy of a nation been taken hostage by religious.
Chef Editor of Firdausi Magazine
Los Angeles California
This book has lots of knowledge of Iran. I recommend this book. It has intrigue, adventure. Great book if you like thrills, suspense and adventure. I came a way this novel with a new understanding for the modern-day history of Iran. Buy i, read it I look forward to a sequel. Exciting! It forces you to think.
At the beginning of each chapter, maybe you could put a sentence or one-line poem for that chapter. Even the Rubaiyat line. Just an idea!
Palm Spring California.
I liked both books very much. I would give “Baba” an “A.”
The first book I would give an “A+.” (In Search Of Love)
The first book, (In Search Of Love) with the wonderful love story, really appealed to the heart.
The second book (BABA) also appealed to the heart, with the constant search of the girl for her father. Maybe I’m biased, since I wasn’t close to my father. (Since he used to beat my mother, my brother and myself.) I guess if someone were close to their father, the search for the father would touch the heart more than the romantic love story in the first book. (In Search of Love.)
The second book (BABA) would be better for someone who really wanted to know lots of information about life in Iran under the Shah and under Khomeini.
Both books, “BABA” and “In Search Of Love”, have wonderful character development, plenty of action and suspense, great descriptions of nature and material artifacts, and very clear descriptions of life in Tehran and in the small towns of Iran.
I really enjoyed both books. (BABA and In Search Of Heaven.)
William Huff. Long Beach California.
William’s second testimonial;
First style of writing and story;The story was stayed with the main character and supporting characters which made the readers stayed focus and followed the story well. When the supporting characters came back to the story, the author reminded the reader where this person was known from, which was very good for the readers to follow the story. I like to read this story very much. It’s an action story from one scene to another. Some were suspense which made me wondered what was going to happen next. The emotion of the story was up and down with different part, which made me wanted to read more. The writing was very detail, which made me, visualized the scene and the action of the characters. Over all it was great!!”
In Search of loverecounts the spiritual odyssey of a farm boy and his struggle to adapt to a city life and who he wants to be but not who his family and country wants him to be. It is his passage from child hood to grown man… searching for his forbidden love, fighting to live free of hate and madness. But would they let him. His struggle to understand the truth loves of women whom he wants to be with and his country that he wants to save. It is through his journey and his involvement with the revolution, which led to philosophical revelations within in him that, would not only impact his own life, but others as well.
“In Search of Lovereally touches the heart. It involves a wonderful love story about a Jewish girl and a Muslim boy in exotic Iran, including great colorful descriptions of life in Iran in the villages and in the big city Tehran, mind-blowing and heart-wrenching encounters with family, friends, and the government. This book really touches the heart and soul in a big way. It is hard to put down. You want to keep reading one more page, one more page.
I was amazed with the information I got about Iranian revolution and especially the conspiracy, the CIA involvement and how people gave their lives in a hope for better tomorrow.”
Long Beach California.
I like this book both the style of writing and story. The story was stayed with the main character and supporting characters which made the readers stayed focus and followed the story well. When the supporting characters came back to the story, the author reminded the reader where this person was known from, which was very good for the readers to follow the story. I like to read this story very much. It’s an action story from one scene to another. Some were suspense which made me wondered what was going to happen next. The emotion of the story was up and down with different part, which made me wanted to read more. The writing was very detail which made me visualized the scene and the action of the characters. Over all it was great!!
Long Beach California.