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— Brazos Bookstore, Jan 20 2017
"So rooted, indeed, is Parisa Reza’s writing in the fertile soil of Iran that The Gardens of Consolation seems to contain an entire nation."
— Barnes and Noble Review, Jan 17 2017
"Matching exceptionally fine prose with pinpoint sensitivity, British novelist Moss (Bodies of Light, 2014, etc.) delivers a thoughtful account of one intelligent, sometimes-fragile woman's response to a dark, dynamic era."
— Kirkus Reviews, Jan 15 2017
"The novel is at its best when it evokes the family’s comfort, despite the upheavals, in sensual, timeless pleasures: vats hot with rose petals and lamb, 'the smell of jasmine and damp soil.'"
— The New Yorker, Jan 9 2017
"The Gardens of Consolation heralds the arrival of yet another prodigiously talented French-Iranian author, Parisa Reza, whose outstanding debut novel, like the works of Marjane Satrapi and Fariba Hachtroudi, voices a side of Iran rarely glimpsed in Western media."
— Shelf Awareness, Jan 6 2017
"Reza's writing, aided by Adriana Hunter's talented translation from the French, is lyrical, the text almost reads like a fable. At once simple and vivid, the author brings Iranian history, attitudes and politics to life in an engrossing, entertaining and informative way.”
— BookBrowse, Jan 5 2017
"From the very first page of this fantastic, even spectacular debut, Xilonen flings the reader into the maelstrom of her protagonist’s relentless stream of consciousness."
— Booklist (Starred Review), Jan 5 2017
"This is a satisfying, grimy adventure about a reciprocal violence that pollutes."