Tuesday Book Review: “Butterfly Stitching”

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am honored to meet so many talented parents with diverse and interesting backgrounds to share. Another mother in our practice, Shermin Kruse, grew up in Iran and is a butterfly stitchingco-founder and director of the Pasfarda Arts and Cultural Exchange to promote peace between the U.S. and Iran. She recently wrote a beautiful book on the strength of a mother-daughter duo facing all obstacles in a country rife with hardship.

Butterfly Stitching offers a stunning narrative of Sahar and Samira, a mother and daughter who bring Persian culture to life through the exploration of complex issues such as family, love, and religion. It effortlessly weaves the story of a passionate love unfolding under an oppressive state, and has been compared to The Kite Runner in its expert ability to make an often foreign and distant culture highly accessible and comprehensible. An engaging plot, well-crafted characters, and a country shrouded in mystery combine to create a tantalizing story that is difficult to put down!

Well done Shermin, you are a master storyteller and I hope to read more of your work in the future!

-Dan Weissbluth

Weissbluth Pediatrics

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